Assessing Cognitive Performance and Incorporating Sport-Specific Training

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When playing in any sport, avoiding injuries to the body and the brain are important because they can prevent you from playing for fear of re-injury, and the fear of not recovering quickly enough to get back into the game. Coaches and team managers always use several ways to help a player regain confidence and get back out on the field.

When you use NeuroTracker alongside other recovery methods the main benefit of the training methods are built around how a participant uses their mental strength within their chosen sport. It doesn’t matter whether you are playing tennis, rugby, football, hockey, boxing, baseball or just driving on the road, NeuroTracker training can help channel your mental resources in the right direction without fear or uncertainty.

How it Works

If a concussion is diagnosed, the brain is technically damaged and not in perfect health. In real time it means that it was tough for an athlete and their coach to confidently know when the recovery from injuries is complete and time to return to athletic competition.

However, with NeuroTracker, you are able to accurately measure an athlete’s cognitive performance. If after some training, the baseline score for the athlete is a 2.0 speed, and the athlete only achieves a score of 0.8, obviously, the athlete is not ready to compete.

However, should the athlete match his or her baseline scores, the athlete should be ready to participate in physical activity. When training with the NeuroTracker system, the user’s peripheral vision undergoes greater development to refine the user’s vision on the field. With the user’s peripheral vision being isolated and trained to track during a competition, the athlete will be able to detect and prevent more unwanted collisions that can cause injuries, such as concussions. Don’t forget that your body and brain have to work together in order to recover and prevent re-injuries of the same kind. The body is not separate from the brain. The whole body functions on a number of complex signals sent out by the brain.

How Often Do You Have to Use NeuroTracker?

An athlete should be training with this technology 3-4 times a week in half-hour slots. Overall, it only takes 15 sessions to feel a surge in mental performance. Training sessions can be modified and made more difficult as confidence grows on NeuroTracker. For example, motor skills such as throwing and catching a ball, balancing on a Bosu stick, and juggling many tasks at once can help control certain areas of the peripheral vision. The metric range of this sport is so accurate and specific that the athletes’ can progress to having added motor skill activities to help put NeuroTracker in perspective with your specific sport. If a football quarterback was to throw a football back and forth with a coach in the room while on the program, it can help train at a higher level of neuro-physical intricacy.

It may surprise you to learn that it takes only 3 sessions, i.e. 15 minutes of NeuroTracker training, to get a baseline score for your brain, and after 15 sessions, an advanced baseline brain score is known. The data baseline scores are kept on the athletes’ files in order to use if the athlete gets an injury to the brain. If this happens, that athlete must either pass his baseline or exceed it in order to be cleared to go back into playing. This is excellent for boxers and wrestlers who often go in for head butting and some floor hitting throws and could break or damage many parts of their body, including the brain, if they miss the opponent during a strike or even hit the opponent and break their nose.

Watch below as Taekwondo champion Aaron Cook trains on NeuroTracker while doing a variety of exercises:

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