In yet another demonstration of the integral use of eye tracking technology in sports training, a recent story in the Courier Mail discussed how the Mobile Eye is currently helping rugby union players hone their kicking skills.
The article, Hi-tech specs help Reds superboot Quade Cooper see his goal kicking flaws reported that Reds playmaker Quade Cooper will be trailing eye tracking glasses in training exercises while on tour in South Africa. This follows the recent success of Western Force goal kicker, James O’Connor, who has recently experimented with the mobile eye tracking device in an effort to improve his kicking game.
Commenting on the story, Peter Brawn said: “By measuring where an athlete, in this case the flyhalf, looks while performing a goal kick, it’s possible to get a better understanding of the factors that lead to an outstanding kick and then to develop training processes to improve on it. This may be just a minor tweak, or something more intensive.”
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