Colorado Springs, CO, April 17, 2017— USA Cycling today announced a new partnership with LEOMO, Inc., a developer of innovative sports-based IOT devices, and now the official motion analysis device of USA Cycling and the USA Cycling Team.
LEOMO recently unveiled the TYPE-R, the first in a new category of wearable technologies specifically designed to help competitive athletes and their coaches unlock the power of motion analysis. The TYPE-R, a wearable motion analysis tool for cyclists and triathletes, is currently available in the U.S. as part of a public beta program and LEOMO expects to release it to the general public and other markets later in the year. The TYPE-R offers valuable insights that may optimize an athlete’s form, efficiency, and performance, and may also assist in injury avoidance and recovery.
LEOMO will be providing USA Cycling with devices to enable its athletes and their coaches to easily and unobtrusively collect valuable motion analysis data day after day in the same environments they train and compete in, which has not been possible until now. This new partnership further illustrates USA Cycling’s commitment to providing its team with the most innovative technologies in the sport of cycling.
USA Cycling’s Vice President of Athletics, Jim Miller, sees great potential in the technology. “TYPE-R offers insights into the movement that generates the power, not just the power itself. And unlike video analysis, which is very subjective, the data is objective and real to the dynamics of an athlete’s motion. We’re excited to have LEOMO as a partner as we start down the road to Tokyo.”
“We’re excited to partner with USA Cycling to provide its coaches with valuable insights into their athletes’ motion and give them a competitive edge,” said Kunihiko Kaji, CEO and co-founder of LEOMO. “For the first time, the TYPE-R will bring the power of motion analysis out of the lab and into their world, filling a void that’s currently missing in their arsenal.”
About USA Cycling
Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including BMX, cyclocross, mountain bike, road and track. As a membership-based organization, USA Cycling comprises 60,000+ members; 2,500+ clubs and teams; and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions over 3,000 competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each year and is responsible for the identification, development, and support of American cyclists. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit usacycling.org.
About LEOMO, Inc.
LEOMO, Inc., founded by Kunihiko Kaji and Taizo Son in 2012, is headquartered in Colorado with a satellite office in Japan. LEOMO’s core business is to design and manufacture Sports IOT devices and related services that contribute to advancements in sports. As of March 2017, LEOMO has 28 employees. For more information, log on to www.leomo.io or join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter at @leomolabs.
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