In Motion

Moticon FAQ - Recording Modes

Posted by Oliver Watson

Nov 22, 2017 2:26:00 PM

This is the first post in a series of blogs delving into the intricacies of the Moticon sensor insole system.  We receive questions from practitioners, coaches, and researchers daily regarding the functionality of the system, and this series will serve to answer some of the most common questions we field.  

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Running Analysis - Different Technologies - Different Processes - Different Results

Posted by Oliver Watson

May 3, 2017 10:34:20 AM

Choices, choices:

In this post we will go over some of the various technologies available to clinicians, providers, and coaches for measuring and analyzing runners' gait. Offering running analysis as a cash business is extremely lucrative for clinicians with large running populations, and while no single solution is perfect for everybody, we hope that this post will serve as a means to guide professionals towards the right technology that fits into their processes, yields the results they require, and helps them perform at their highest level possible.

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MotionMetrix Reports: Gait Characteristics

Posted by Oliver Watson

Dec 13, 2016 12:16:38 PM

In this post we will cover the Gait Reports generated automatically by the MotionMetrix system.  In a previous post, we covered the Running Economy section of the MotionMetrix reports - if you missed it, you can find that post here.  The Gait Characteristics report is included as the second page of all MotionMetrix reports, and covers a range of different variables that are important for identifying deficiencies in running form.  

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The CMJ test with Dr. Jason Lake

Posted by Oliver Watson

Aug 22, 2016 3:49:44 PM

After discussing jump measurement in general in a previous post, we thought it would be fitting to dive in and learn a bit more about what data we can obtain, and what we need to do to obtain it.  Dr. Jason Lake gives us some of his insights on CMJ measurement, and how these data can be managed and interpretted to provide value for athletes.  

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Sport-Science: Fundamentals First

Posted by Bennet Watson

Oct 26, 2015 1:30:00 PM

Slow and steady still wins the race

The temptation to dive into sports-technology is growing every day.  More and more companies are popping up with the next revolutionary product - the next super-tool for coaches, all with vague specs and very little information about the actual technology. Is any of this helpful? Maybe. Is it accurate? Who knows?  The bottom line is that a brand-new industry has sprung up over the past ten years that's tasked with trying to sell solutions that don't solve any problems.  This is what happens when marketing is driving innovation.  If you want to implement a modern training and coaching approach that utilizes all available resources - great! Just remember, there are right ways and wrong ways to everything.  Technology can be a huge help - especially with measurements and athlete tracking. When I say tracking - I mean taking regular measurements over time to ensure that training and the daily work of the athlete isn't hurting the them. 

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The zFlo blog is maintained by our team in hopes of providing some insight into the motion-analysis industry. We work with a large number of companies and have over 10 years of experience working with video and optical motion capture technology - this is where we do our best to explain some of the more important aspects of how this technology can be used.