Wearable assesses sports injuries, therapy progress

dorsaVi movement and muscle activity monitors could help sports teams improve injury assessments and document the therapy progress.  They are being used by the New Orleans Saints, Cleveland Browns, Golden State Warriors and Toronto FC.

The device includes sensors that analyze bending, twisting and stepping, accelerators, magnetometers, and gyroscopes.  Electrodes measure muscle activity near the skin’s surface.

The company’s  ViPerform  assessment modules can be linked with HD video to provide better data. The system tests an athlete’s run, knee, hamstring, functional exercise ability, lower back and neck.