“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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