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Senaptec

There is more to athleticism than power and speed

“The single most important skill on the pitch is peripheral vision.”
Arsène Wenger, Arsenal FC

Senaptec provides high performance players & teams with the technology that can improve brain health and performance.  Helping athletes see clearer, process faster, move quicker.

Senaptec’s innovative sensory performance tools provide the edge for individuals to perform more consistently and at a higher level.

Senaptec’s technology is now available in Australia exclusively through My Sport Evolution.

90% OF THE TRANSMITTED INFORMATION TO THE BRAIN IS VISUAL

Vision accounts for 2/3 of of the electrical activity of the brain. 40% of all nerve fibers connected to the brain are from the retina.

VISUAL AND SENSORIMOTOR SKILLS CAN BE MEASURED AND IMPROVED

Scientific research shows that these skills are modifiable. Everyone from the injured to the high performer can be trained to sense sharper, perceive quicker, and react faster.

ASSESS + ANALYZE + IMPROVE SENSORY PERFORMANCE

Senaptec provides state-of-the-art technologies, products, and programs designed to assess, analyze, and improve vision and sensorimotor skills.

Sensory Station

State-of-the-art sensory evaluation and training device that measures 10 visual and sensorimotor skills

Visual clarity

How clearly you see distant details

Contrast sensitivity

How accurately you judge differences in contrast

Depth perception

How accurately you judge depth information at distance

Near far quickness

How quickly you change attention between distances

Go/No go

How quickly and accurately you make decisions and react in pressure situations

Perception span

How quickly you visually acquire critical information

Multiple object tracking

How accurately you track objects moving in space with distractions

Reaction time

How quickly your hand reacts to a visual signal

Target capture

How rapidly you visually shift and recognize a peripheral target

Eye hand coordination

How quickly your hand responds to changing targets

  • In less than 25 minutes, you can determine an individual’s strengths and opportunities to improve sensory performance
  • Adjustable height to meet the eye level of the user
  • Cloud-based secure data storage
  • Large comparison database, from youth to the elite professional, across a wide range of sports and positions
  • Senaptec’s proprietary algorithms provide an 18-point analysis report immediately after the evaluation
  • A custom improvement plan is also included based on the analysis report
  • 9 training modules available (tablet version optional)
  • Export raw data
  • Controlled and consistent evaluation to maintain accuracy

See our Instagram page for assessment video clips.

Strobe Glasses

Senaptec Strobe Glasses are a training tool designed to help individuals strengthen the connection between the eyes, the brain and the body.

It brings old methods of vision blocking and strobe-effect training into the modern era for the modern athlete, to help improve eye hand coordination, concentration, visual endurance, peripheral awareness, anticipation, dynamic visual acuity (tracking moving objects while moving) and reaction speed.

Using liquid crystal technology, the Strobe Glasses lenses flicker between clear and opaque, removing visual information and allowing the athlete to become more efficient with the information they are given.  Instead of seeing a ball thrown the entire way, it is seen for segments and the eyes and brain are forced to adjust to the limited frequency of information that the visual system has access to.  By limiting the information, the athlete is forced to reduce their reliance on visual feedback, causing them to react and make decisions more quickly, improving their processing of visual information and ‘slowing the game down’.

Senaptec Strobe Glasses can be seamlessly integrated into existing training drills.  The training strategy is to first do a drill without the Strobe Glasses, followed by the same drill wearing the Strobe Glasses at increasingly difficult levels, and lastly, repeating the drill without the Strobe Glasses so the athlete can feel the training effect.  Noticeable improvements in just 4 weeks.

The Senaptec Strobe Glasses can be implemented into hitting, catching, shooting, passing & throwing drills and into agility, balance and coordination exercises.  They can be used to add a new challenge for injured players undertaking restrictive drills, or during recovery sessions when focussing on skill acquisition.

*Senaptec Strobe Glasses have also been used as a tool for amblyopia therapy.

 

Testimonials

“Players certainly experienced a steady rate of improvement in tasks despite the reduced visual cues, and we feel using this type of cognitive training is beneficial to our overall skill development program.”  Peter Berbakov, High Performance Operations Manager, Sydney Swans

“From a recovery point of view, it’s a novel approach to sparking the neural system. It gives the guys a different stimulus.”  Troy Thomson, Elite Performance Manager, NRL Kangaroos

“We were able to see the benefit from them (strobe glasses) with our catch pass and lineout work, which was areas in which we needed to work on this year. Our jumpers loved them and said they were able to watch the ball into their hands a lot more.” Caitlin Aquilina, Performance Analyst, NSW Waratahs (*NSW Gen Blue U20 Trial)

“We have been using the strobe glasses for the first time this season (2017/18). The glasses appealed to us as a means of increasing the mental difficulty and engagement of low intensity shooting sessions outside of main training in order to better transfer the skill improvements to game scenarios. We have also experimented using the glasses for drills unrelated to shooting. Since expert players are better at reading cues, on a subconscious level, in order to anticipate their opponents actions, the glasses provide a means of encouraging players to learn to anticipate earlier since they are constantly losing vision and with it the ability to pick up on later cues.” Darrell Morgan, Strength & Conditioning Coach, Perth Lynx

“We use the strobe glasses to limit the amount of visual feedback players receive during training. This allows us to increase the technical difficulty of training session and ultimately helps us to test and train players’ adaptability to varying constraints during games.” Dr Job Fransen, Sport and Exercise Science, University of Technology Sydney

See our Instagram page for example training drill videos.

Quad Strobe Glasses

The recently released (Feb 2018) Senaptec Quad Strobe Glasses are the next generation of stroboscopic eyewear designed to improve reaction time, spatial awareness, balance, and visuomotor skills.  The new Quad Strobes offer all the capabilities of the basic strobe glasses and much more, significantly improving the precision in applications.

In this new version, each lens in the Senaptec Quad Strobe is segmented into quadrants.  From the glasses themselves or using the Senaptec Strobe App, the user can activate each region independently and customise the occluding patterns according to their performance or therapy activity.

The New Frontier for High Performance

  • Based on science, backed by research
    • Better sensory performance metrics predicted better game performance (Poltavski, D. V, & Biberdorf, D. 2014)
    • Players who went through vision training had better game performance (Deveau et al. 2014)
    • Lower sensory performers sustained a higher number of severe head impacts (Harpham et al. 2013)
  • Closed loop delivery – Assess + Analyse + Improve
  • Easy integration with existing training
  • Fun & engaging experience
  • Used by the best – NY Yankees, Red Bull Athletes, US Professional Sports Performance Centres, US Military & leading US Sports Optometrists

Senaptec’s sensory training technology compliments any cognitive performance / pattern recognition training tools.

Senaptec Strobe Glasses
Senaptec Quad Strobe Glasses
Senaptec Sensory Tablet
Senaptec Sensory Station