August 4, 2020

    SPORTTECHIE: Analyzing Movement and Biometrics in Sports

    Biometrics are used in sports to identify talent, injury risk, and estimate readiness, according to Sparta Science founder Dr. Phil Wagner.

    “The best way to think about it is as a Where’s Waldo-type scenario. It’s trying to find something in a very noisy environment,” he says. “And that Waldo can be anything from the best athlete to an injury risk or the optimal performance characteristic for that individual.”

    Wagner says “there’s a need for better biometrics and talent identification.” Using the NFL as an example, he says that over the past seven years of the league’s first-round draft picks, just 53% “have panned out and been successful.” 

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