A Professional & Innovative training experience
The USC Center for Body Computing has worked with Proactive Sports Performance Lab for the last two years to collect and analyze biometric sensor data during their NFL Combine training program in effort to pinpoint which biometric measures and performance monitoring products are useful and efficacious in improving an NFL hopefuls 40-yard dash time. In our time working with Proactive, we have examined the relationship between G Force and 10-yard split time as well as muscle activation during the drive phase of the sprint. Analysis results suggested that both metrics are accurate and modifiable predictors of faster 40-yard dash times in NFL prospects. Our initiative is to continuously explore new form factors for body worn sensors with the goal of optimizing performance in athletic populations.