HOUSE OF MOVES HOSTS MOCAP DEMONSTRATION WITH MBHPI TO PREDICT GREATNESS IN ATHLETES
House of Moves (HOM) recently hosted several Galaxy Youth Academy soccer players at a showcase event on November 4, 2011 demonstrating how Vicon motion capture technologies can be used to predict greatness in athletes by analyzing biomechanical data. Young athletes fitted in mocap suits had their body measurements recorded prior to performing a variety of soccer skills on HOM’s expansive second stage, such as dribbling and shooting balls, to assess their athletic potential. The performance data captured was then processed in line with the principles of talent evaluation established by Manhattan Beach Human Performance Institute (MBHPI) CEO and surgical engineering pioneer Dr. Allen Selner.
MBHPI aims to create a national database of athletes that aggregates orthopedic data collected through motion capture and measurement which could greatly change the way coaches evaluate players, as well as how doctors treat and prevent future sports-related injuries. Instead of the current athletic scouting model that uses camps, time trials and video analysis, the MBHPI method of player evaluation streamlines the performance prediction process by combining biomechanical data, body typing and performance data into a single database for coaches to reference.