May 25, 2023

    Video: Evaluating Performance Technologies for Real-World Utility with Josh Hagen, PhD

    Check out the recording from our recent webinar Evaluating Performance Technologies for Real-World Utility with Josh Hagen, PhD.

    Josh answers questions on:

    • The importance of communicating data to operators and athletes 
    • His process when validating different types of technology
    • Considerations for choosing technology that is right for your environment
    • The most exciting biosensor technology to look out for over the next 5 years


    More About Josh Hagen, PhD

    Josh has more than 20 years of experience in biosensor research and has been working in the field of human performance research for the last 11 years at the Air Force Research Laboratory for the US Government and in academia at West Virginia University and the Ohio State University. He is passionate about the validation of wearables and HP technologies, data management platforms and concepts, and the intersection of athlete and military performance & recovery science.


    • BS, Chemical Engineering | University of Cincinnati

    • MS, Materials Engineering | University of Cincinnati

    • PhD, Materials Engineering | University of Cincinnati

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    • Suggestions on how to work within constraints related to implementing technology.
    • Pearls of wisdom about how to interpret data within the context of your environment.

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    Applied sports scientist and strength & conditioning coach within tactical human performance in SOCOM, Joseph Denk, MS, CSCS, CPSS, answers your questions on:

    • How to implement data and technology to scale individualized programming
    • Why there shouldn't be a conflict between data/technology and relationships/coaching
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    • How data goes from collection to the actual decision process

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