Sport arouses passion, not only among fans, if on the field of play the adrenaline levels reached by athletes are very high, which leads to certain impulses and impacts on the body that can have consequences on their performance. Because of this, technology has advanced significantly to both correct and control athletes’ movements and abilities. Learn more about biomechanics applied to sports and injury recovery throughout this blog.

Technology currently plays a major role in training and here we will show you which solutions are the most used to measure the strength, speed and skills of each of them.

In the following list of biomechanical solutions, you will be able to understand and learn more about the measures and data that sports medicine specialists value when creating a training or reconditioning routine after having suffered an injury:

Xsens: motion analysis through inertial sensors

It consists of an inertial technology motion capture and analysis system that provides accurate data on the athlete’s 3D kinematic parameters in real time. This information is captured by miniature inertial sensors with a working frequency that can vary between 60Hz and 240Hz and that have a minimum calibration time.

There are wireless and other wired versions that can capture a 3D report of the whole body, benefiting the team of professionals and therapists of the clubs with data that can significantly improve the player’s performance and in the event of an injury, evaluate and control its evolution, since that can be synchronized with external systems. In addition, custom software can be made.


Simi: markerless motion capture

The experts study through a system of high-speed, high-resolution industrial cameras that are synchronized with each other, allowing human movement to be seen with high precision, with a capture speed of up to 400fps and resolutions of more than 2MP, without placing any element on the the subject, only with his silhouette.

This is possible thanks to 3D inverse dynamics algorithms, synchronization with external systems such as force platforms, pressures, EMG, biomechanical sensors, etc., and data on position, trajectories, speed, acceleration, joint ranges in 3D.


1080 motion: Sprint monitoring and training

Systems created to analyze training and assess the effect of the resisted or assisted load on the athlete in sprinting, changes of direction and force movements. You can smoothly and precisely vary the resistance and speed applied at all times allowing you to see the effect on performance.

More information about 1080 motion.


Delsys: electromyography

To measure muscle activity, an effective solution such as the one offered by this procedure is necessary, based on the placement of non-invasive electrodes that emit signals when muscle contraction occurs, which are then examined. This mechanism is very common to motorize a recovery process and its muscular impact.

Worn by Dan Bigham and Joss Lowden in their training before they broke cycling world records last year.





Hawkin Dynamics: Dual Force Analysis

Two portable and wireless dual platforms, which allow you to measure the vertical forces of each leg separately and in any environment through your Android device.

These platforms are used by the Spanish Women’s Soccer Team and the RFEF.


Bertec: Multiaxial Force Analysis​​

Making use of these platforms designed using strain gauge technology with which forces, moments of force, directions and pressure centers can be assessed, with an analog or digital data output of unbeatable signal quality, with a wide range of sizes and loads. . This is achieved through this measurement system that calculates the balance and center of pressure of the 3D reaction forces of walking, jumping, running, among others.


ICI: Thermography

To detect the different levels of body heat, thermographic cameras created to measure the surface temperature of the human body’s skin are used. These cameras create an image that allows temperature levels to be analyzed and determine if there is inflammation, circulatory problems or injury. among others.


Bodycap: pills to measure temperature in real time

Just as you are reading it, athletes take a capsule of reduced weight and dimensions (17.7 x 8.9 mm) that is ingested until it reaches the central area of ​​the body, which serves to monitor internal body temperature wirelessly and in time. real, through a monitor screen to collect data from up to 3 capsules, with an autonomy of 24/36 hours. All this with the aim of identifying the response of the human body in different environments of humidity and temperature, and being previously prepared for the different events.



So now you know, these are the technologies used by professionals for training and recovery from injuries around the world.

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