Under a 70-yard stretch of field in The University of Oklahoma’s new indoor practice facility lies 2,000 pounds of technology that is revolutionizing the way athletic performance is measured. With the help of Zybek’s laser sensors above ground, Oklahoma Football is now taking advantage of total-precision force plates under the ground to measure a player’s speed and agility. The force plates, which lie under the starting line, six feet behind the starting line, and 20 feet in front of the starting line, measure the force which the athlete exerts in the initial – and most crucial – steps in their run.
This technology, which has been in the works in the NFL for the past seven years, is now being introduced to some of the nation’s top collegiate football programs. As a result, Zybek Sports, and The University of Oklahoma have teamed up to create new technology which provides coaches and players with important information to help them improve and develop their performance.
This new technology doesn’t stop at the data, however. Zybek Sports has installed two wall-mounted cameras to video players during their dash. Combined with visual data and analytical data, Sooner personnel will be able to match data to a specific frame of a player. Data is great, but when athletes can see themselves running, they can make better and more precise adjustments to improve.
To bring it all together, Zybek Sports has installed a 3-D scanner to take full-body images of the athletes. This camera renders an athlete virtually and allows athletic personnel to track a player’s body measurements throughout his career.
For the first time, Zybek has built all of the systems in one facility. At The University of Oklahoma, Zybek has pioneered an avenue for not only current athletes to better themselves, but generations of athletes to come.
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