What is Optojump ?
The Optojump Next is an optical measurement system consisting of a transmitting and receiving bar. Each of bar contains up to 96 LED’s, depending on the chosen resolution.
The LED’s on the transmitting bar communicate continuously with those on the receiving bar. The system detects any interruptions in communication between the bars and calculates their duration.
This makes it possible to measure flight and contact times during the performance of a series of jumps with an accuracy of 1/1000 of a second. Starting from these fundamental basic data, the dedicated software makes it possible to obtain a series of parameters connected to the athlete’s performance with the maximum accuracy and in real time.The absence of moving mechanical parts ensures accuracy and great reliability.
Quantity and Quality
Optojump Next goes beyond the acquisition of numerical data: thanks to small cameras that can be positioned as desired, it allows recording of the images of the tests performed, synchronizing them perfectly with the events measured. This makes it possible to enjoy the advantages of cross-checking between data and images and also those deriving from more detailed video analysis through the exploitation of the possibilities offered by the dedicated utility.
The film sequences and all the other data are saved in the database. This makes it possible to consult them at any moment and, as with numerical data, to make comparisons between the performances of different athletes or of the same athlete at different moments.
Sports Testing Samples
This video profiles all of the ‘Field Tests’, including: Leg Muscle Power, Elasticity, and Reactive Strength utilizing the Optojump Next system (0:00 – 1:42 in video). Designed by Soccer Fitnes Inc., in collaboration with Paolo Pacione of the Ontario Soccer Association, and Robert Rupf of the Canadian Sport Centre Ontario, the Soccer Fitness Soccer-Specific Fitness Assessment Protocol represents 10 years’ worth or research, which has led to specific tests that comprise the most accurate predictors of physical performance in the sport of soccer.
Waisale Serevi, arguably the greatest Rugby 7′s player of all time, runs a Rugby Academy in the Pacific Northwest. How does he ensure his athletes’ proper development? OPTOJUMP next.
The innovative system of biometric analysis and measurement – provided by expert physicians of Sports Reaction Center – gives him the utmost confidence that players under his guidance improve to the fullest extent possible.
Track & Field – Hurdles
Track star Lolo Jones has a secret – and it’s not what you think. Watch as she uses cutting edge technology to help in her training, in a sport where mere hundredths of a second can bethe difference between glory and going home.