Kitman Labs, Silicon Valley’s leading sports science technology company, today announced that the Canberra Raiders have implemented the Athlete Optimization SystemTM (AOS) to optimise athlete performance and reduce injuries. The Raiders will centralize all player and injury data in AOS, providing instant visibility to all coaches and medical staff on athlete status and ability to link injuries to workload and response data to drive the right training and conditioning strategies that will keep players on the field and the team performing optimally.
“We cannot speak more highly about the Kitman Labs system and the exceptional service they have provided, said Nigel Ashley-Jones, Canberra Raiders Performance Director. “We are excited about working with Kitman Labs in not only our quest for success in the NRL, but also in assisting Kitman in becoming the world leader in athlete performance optimisation.”
The Raiders implemented Kitman Labs in just a few short days. The Raiders are screening players daily, improving data collection and giving coaches information about player status and well-being. That data is instantly available to coaches, alongside GPS and injury data, giving a complete view of athletes and allowing coaches to quickly assess and agree on daily strategies and focus their time on working with athletes to advance and progress, rather than manual data entry, data mining, and communications.
“Our research shows that each sport and each team is unique, which means each team needs to effectively analyze their data and injuries to optimise performance safely and keep players playing, ” said Stephen Smith, Founder and CEO of Kitman Labs. “We’re excited to enter the Australian market and use our unique technology to support the Raiders team goals and also support the overall NRL injury surveillance project.”
About Kitman Labs
Kitman Labs is committed to the evolution of sports performance. Through advanced statistical analysis, rigorous scientific research and unparalleled industry experience, our technology embodies the cutting edge of injury prevention technology. Our Athlete Optimization System is used by elite professional and collegiate teams worldwide to identify high-risk athletes and intervene before injuries ever occur. For more information, visit http://www.kitmanlabs.com or follow us on Twitter (@KitmanLabs).