The measurement of in vivo join angles during a squat using a single camera markerless motion capture system as compared to a marker based system

Author: Schmitz, A., et al, 2015 Markerless motion capture may have the potential to make motion capture technology widely clinically practical. However, the ability of a single markerless camera system to quantify clinically relevant, lower extremity joint angles has not been studied in vivo. Therefore, the goal of this study was to compare in vivo …

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Kitman Labs Launches Athlete Optimization System™

Kitman Labs Launches Athlete Optimization System™ Innovative Platform is Changing the Way Sports Teams Think About Injury Prevention MENLO PARK, CA, December 30, 2015 – Kitman Labs, Silicon Valley’s leading sports science technology company, today announced the official launch of its Athlete Optimization System™, a groundbreaking platform that is helping the world’s elite sports teams …

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Billy Beane Joins Kitman Labs as Advisory Board Member

Billy Beane Joins Kitman Labs as Advisory Board Member New Appointment Further Validates the Prevention of Sports Injury as the Next Evolution of “Moneyball” Menlo Park, Calif., December, 16, 2015 – Kitman Labs, Silicon Valley’s leading sports science technology company, today announced that Billy Beane, Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations of the Oakland Athletics, …

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Kitman Labs Expands to Silicon Valley

Kitman Labs, a sports science software company, announced today (Sunday, 10th August) that it is expanding its operations into the US, having raised US $4 million in Series A finance from US VC firm BlueRun Ventures. The new funding will be used to expand the company’s operations into the lucrative professional sports market in the US, …

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Everton FC Signs with Kitman Labs

Kitman Labs, a sports science software company, announced today (Monday, 25th August) that it has signed contracts with Everton FC for their Profiler system, an athlete management system with an emphasis on injury prevention. At Everton’s training ground on Finch Farm – nicknamed The School of Science, the club’s Head of Medical, Danny Donachie gives his views on …

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Kitman Labs Scores First Goal With Major League Soccer

MENLO PARK, CA, December 10, 2015 – Kitman Labs, Silicon Valley’s leading sports science technology company, today announced a new partnership with Seattle Sounders FC, signaling the company’s entry into Major League Soccer. Today’s news comes at a time when technology and data are changing the way teams and leagues are thinking about preventing injuries, with …

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Decision Making in Professional Sport

Understanding the decision making process is a key element for any professional team trying to improve its outputs and, by extension, make more insightful decisions in the future. Typically, decision making processes have fallen into two domains of thought: Complex, systematic decision processes wherein knowledge and goal orientation determine direction and reference checks gauge effectiveness, …

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Predicted Workloads

Predicted workloads versus actual reality, why are these both such important variables for professional sports teams to monitor? Planning and tracking workload units over a day, a week or a monthly period allows coaches to compare what actually occurred with what they would have liked to have occurred. It allows coaches to reflect upon their …

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Basketball; common injuries, incidence and aetiology

Basketball and the NBA specifically is associated with extortionate costs related to and resulting from injury. Injury cost clubs in terms of players’ time lost, rehab and resources, with a 143 million dollar loss of wages due to injury reported in the NBA. The costs can exponentiate considering the potential for games/titles lost whilst key …

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