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Washington Wizards to test virtual reality system to better monitor players’ fatigue


Wash­ing­ton Wiz­ards Part­ner With Neu­rotech­nol­o­gy Com­pa­ny To Assess Play­er Fatigue (Forbes):

Pro­fes­sion­al sports teams are always look­ing for an edge, as games are often won or lost by one quick deci­sion or one regret­ful error. As the sports world become recep­tive to tech­nolo­gies more preva­lent in oth­er sec­tors, the new knowl­edge gained can enhance that desired edge in ways that would be near­ly unrec­og­niz­able to a pro­fes­sion­al ath­lete a gen­er­a­tion ago.

One area of con­tin­ued inter­est for ath­let­ic train­ing is the assess­ment of how the brain aids per­for­mance in com­pe­ti­tion and how fatigue effects brain per­for­mance dur­ing the grind of a long sea­son, be it in the NFL, Major League Base­ball or the NBA.

With this inter­est in mind, the Wash­ing­ton Wiz­ards announced ear­li­er this week that they are offi­cial­ly in part­ner­ship with Sync­Think, a Cal­i­for­nia-based neu­rotech­nol­o­gy com­pa­ny that focus­es on brain per­for­mance mon­i­tor­ing specif­i­cal­ly designed for indi­vid­u­als engaged in high-lev­el ath­let­ic com­pe­ti­tion …“We are excit­ed to part­ner with Sync­Think, and eager to incor­po­rate the EYE-SYNC tech­nol­o­gy as addi­tion­al objec­tive mea­sures into how we assess high per­for­mance and mon­i­tor fatigue as part of our com­pre­hen­sive play­er man­age­ment sys­tem,” said Steve Smith, Senior Direc­tor of Health, Well­ness, and Per­for­mance for the Wash­ing­ton Wiz­ards, in a state­ment.

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