The engineering team at Catapult are currently consulting leaders in the field about the development of a revolutionary metabolic power measurement that utilises its highly advanced Inertial Movement Analysis technology.
With current metabolic power measurement relying entirely on whole body movements, assuming athletes are sustaining linear progression within the chaotic nature of team sports, Catapult are replicating and then greatly advancing any metabolic power measurement currently available for elite sport – by building a power algorithm that takes in to account a more diverse range of movements and assesses them accurately based on its advanced inertial sensors.
The team of mechanical engineers at Catapult are working off validated studies to implement the current algorithm and believe the technology should be available on its family of athlete tracking technology units within the next three or four weeks – with the updated version of Sprint 5.1. All technology made available to its client list of over 250 teams and institutes around the world is heavily validated internally and externally before being used at the elite level.
The ability to measure metabolic power allows you to monitor how much power an athlete is generating and how much energy they are using to perform those actions – essentially how much energy is involved in movement. Because no technology is available to accurately measure an elite athlete’s metabolic power during competition, Catapult’s upcoming release will give teams a further insight in to their greatest assets: their athletes.