Sports medicine: preventing injuries with wearable sensors -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Sports medicine: preventing injuries with wearable sensors

Interview with Reimut Hellmerichs, Catapult Sports

02/08/2019

Image: Two soccer players in a duel; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Markus Lohninger

Wearables are able to measure different kinds of loads that affect an athlete, for example acceleration, stopping, turning oder body contact with other athletes.

Image: Woman looks at the image of an injured soccer player on a tablet; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Wavebreakmedia Ltd.

The collected data allow for an analysis that shows which athlete has experienced the highest load level during training or competition. Ideally, the trainer can use these data to reduce load for individual players and to avoid injuries.

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