University of Arizona taps XOS SportMotion
The University of Arizon is the first sports organization to sign on to use the XOS Technologies’ new SportMotion system. SportMotion, introduced in January, is a 3D motion capture and analysis technology platform that lets trainers and athletes have a better understanding of their physiology for improved on-field performance and injury recovery.
The University of Arizona s football, baseball, men s and women s basketball, and golf teams will gain access to XOS Skills 360, a component of XOS SportMotion that helps athletes perfect motor skill
activities such as throwing and kicking.
In addition, the University of Arizona has also chosen to deploy the XOS A.R.T. Editor and Review Station to assess athletes physical conditions in order to prevent injury and improve rehabilitation and training programs.
Rick Lewis, XOS Product Marketing Manager, says the new technology will allow the University s athletic department to develop their athlete s faster, as well as care for their safety better than anyone else in the country.
“It speaks volumes to this University s commitment to the overall health, well-being, and development of their athletes,” he says.
Other components of the contract include The Virtual Playbook for Football and the SportMotion Studio, which comes complete with cameras, flat screen monitors and lighting enhancements.
The studio is designed to capture athletes movements and create 3D images of them in motion, thereby creating a superior coaching tool to watch and review.
With the Virtual Playbook component for football, Arizona will be able to physically immerse their players into real practice and game scenarios through the use of virtual reality goggles. This will allow the players to take virtual reps to improve their decision making abilities.
Arizona also plans to grow the partnership over the next 12-18 months to analyze additional sports and teams using SportMotion.