GPS tracking has been the leading method of performance monitoring throughout recent years. However, SABEL labs has developed a new wearable technology, SABEL Sense, that uses accelerometers and gyroscopes to provide a more in-depth and accurate look at an individuals movements.
It internally registers different movements such as acceleration and turns. When used in different training exercises, it can show where individuals flourish/struggle in terms of their own movements. It registers small changes in movement and speed that GPS simply cannot detect.
The data collected is remotely sent to a computer that provides a live feed of the athletes performance. This data can then be used to cater to the needs of any individual throughout training; to see what areas they need to improve, or rehabilitation; to see the rate of improvement and whether their training should intensify or slow down.
Australia, a world leader in sporting technology, has embraced this new technology and it has been picked up by most Australian elite sporting organisations.