INERTIAL MOVEMENT ANALYSIS
IMA is what separates Catapult from every other form of athlete tracking.
It is a scientific algorithm that removes the inherent errors of inertial sensors. Accelerometers, gyroscopes and magnetometers measure force, direction and tilt, but that raw data is not relative to the athlete.
IMA removes the force of gravity with an advanced Kalman filter that gives you accurate, validated information on accelerations, decelerations, changes of direction and jumps (height and frequency).
If your athletes move like robots from A to B, GPS is for you.
If you’re serious about monitoring performance, IMA is your next micro-measurement tool.
What is Inertial Movement Analysis? Find out why GPS and cameras can't capture the micro-movements that are the difference in elite sport.