Data in sport
What does sports data mean for daily sports practice? Many of the current apps and bracelets make too little use of personal information and do not cater for the wishes of the user. Even though overall data usage is booming, tailoring data to a specific target is key. And this is exactly the added value BodyGraph can bring.
Next to motivating athletes, data can also be used to prevent injuries. In cyclical sports, for example, the aim is to get from A to B as quickly as possible. To that end, athletes train excessively. Data can play a major role in preventing injuries, by coordinating training and rest moments.
The use and monitoring of data in the sports world is relatively new. For example, when Manchester United won the Champions League, the club said it was because they had analysed the data from training sessions and matches.
Smart wearables can help monitor players during training and matches. They are becoming more sophisticated and are even integrated in player’s outfits! Coaches can already check fatigue and dehydration levels of players, using a Body Impedance Analysis (BIA) scale. As the wearables become smarter, the safety and performance of players will improve.