(Colorado Springs, CO: 2018-11-15) Peaks Coaching Group (PCG)–industry leaders in data-driven coaching—joined with LEOMO during this past week’s USA Cycling Coaching Summit in Colorado Springs, CO to discuss data analysis and hardware features of LEOMO’s TYPE-R motion analysis wearable.
“The Coaching Summit was a great opportunity to explore the latest in data analysis using the TYPE-R and present the findings to fellow USAC Coaches,” says Hunter Allen, CEO of PCG, who lead the beta testing program for the TYPE-R.
The LEOMO TYPE-R consists of a touchscreen head unit and five small, lightweight rechargeable Bluetooth® sensors, each with its own three-axis gyroscope and a three-axis accelerometer. Worn on the thighs, feet, pelvis and/or torso, TYPE-R’s motion sensors record the rider’s movements at 100 data points per second. The real-time display aids the understanding of an athlete’s form and techniques to provide insights into their performance.
For Athletes: The TYPE-R closes the gap between an athlete’s own intuition about their cycling motion and the objective measurements. By delivering the data in real-time, such measurements become highly visible and allows athletes to be aware of their good technique and key movements that are tied to their performance.
For Coaches: Assessing athletes’ motion with the naked eyes can be inconsistent the TYPE-R can assist coaches to validate such assessments with data. In addition to their experience, coaches are now equipped with information to make data-driven decision making such that their clients receive precision-focused training strategies that provide competitive edges. With the ability to handle data in the cloud, coaches can also easily monitor their remote clients’ conditions and training progress.
“As a coach, the TYPE-R now allows me to rapidly identify asymmetries and patterns of movement in a real-world setting that I couldn’t previously see in an athlete,” says Hunter. “With this kind of data, I can make informed decisions on how to adjust a rider’s form to see what impact that might have on metrics such as power and cadence.”
About Hunter Allen
Legendary cycling coach Hunter Allen is the co-author of Training and Racing with a Power Meter, which has sold over 100,000 copies and is available in over 20 languages. He co-authored Cutting-Edge Cycling and co-developed the industry-standard TrainingPeaks’ WKO+ software. In January of 2019, a new, 3rd edition of Training and Racing with a Power Meter will be released, offering even more pioneering insight to the principles of power training.
Widely known as one of the top experts in the world in coaching endurance athletes using power meters, Hunter Allen’s goal has always been to teach athletes how to maximize their training and racing potential through professional analysis of their power data. This goes hand in hand with his philosophy that a power meter helps athletes discover their true strengths and weaknesses, quantitatively assess their training improvements, and refine and maximize the focus of their training.
About LEOMO, Inc.
LEOMO, Inc., founded by Kunihiko Kaji and Taizo Son (Serial entrepreneur) in 2012, is headquartered in Boulder, CO with a satellite office in Tokyo Japan. LEOMO’s core business is to sell, design and manufacture devices and related services that contribute to advancements in sports. 39 employees (as of July 2018). For more information, log on to www.leomo.io or join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram
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