One product that we created specifically for professional cycling is the ‘Phila' app. Essentially in a professional cycling team you have almost every member of the team remote to each other in almost every city in the world. Therefore daily communication between team and athlete was very difficult.
One issue that the coaches and medical team had was not knowing when one of their athletes was sick/injured or showing signs of illness or injury before it became worse. The coaches also found it hard to understand how the athlete was adapting to training.
We created the Phila app which was designed to be athlete facing. An athlete would log onto the app every morning and be asked a series of questions whilst the app was also tracking various other data points from wearables and phone location etc. It takes less than 30 seconds to complete and all that information is sent to the relevant person on the team.
Any illness/injury would be sent to the medical team to action and the coach would receive information on how they felt about yesterday's training or if they have any concerns for the days training.
The mechanics would also receive information on any bike problems or equipment feedback.
sophiemoore: So lets say that a cricket player was based in tamworth and their coach was in perth, could they use wearables, and be logged into the app to give live data to their coach who would be watching the the swing, throw etc. and allowing them to coach in real time for adjustments to stance etc?
Ben Tripodi (Lumin Sports Technology): In theory yes most certainly. Tech is still a little way off before live data stream like that is feasible. Sometimes though real time data is not always necessary and something like ‘near real time' is more feasible and practical.
We work with an Olympic cycling program on the track and we have devices on all their bikes which is recording all their wearables and data such as power. We then push that data to a platform where remote coaches can review and provide feedback. This is not quite real time but a few minutes delayed.
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