Motus Global, a company that uses biomechanics analysis to help athletes, coaches and trainers, launched a football-specific data system called MotusQB.
“We’ve been able to take lessons learned in baseball and create a useful tool for the football community, right out of the gate,” said CEO of Motus Global, Joe Nolan. “Of course, we will continue to make improvements based on our users’ needs and suggestions — especially when that feedback is coming from world-class professional and collegiate programs. We’re excited to bring these unique insights and perspectives to quarterbacks of all levels.”
The tool consists of a 3D sensor embedded in a compression arm sleeve or an arm band, and is worn throughout all throwing activity. It was designed to help enhance performance and reduce risk of injury. For instance, workload data on the elbow can help coaches, teams or players identify risk factors for injury and fatigue, and can also be used to identify training loads that optimize player arm health, performance and throw speed. The University of Oregon is one of the first colleges in the nation to be using the new technology with its QBs.
“Motus is an important tool in our toolbox, specifically for measurement of throwing load in our quarterbacks,” said Andrew Murray, director of performance and sports science, University of Oregon. “To be able to objectively quantify the volume and intensity with minimal intervention is helping us promote data-driven decision making in our athlete management.”