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Flying Robots to Help Train Athletes, Prevent Sports Injuries
PRINCETON, N.J., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new flying robot is
being developed to help athletes and teams elevate their performance
while helping to prevent sports injuries, including concussions,
cardiac incidents, and heat-related illnesses.
Borne out of a New Jersey flight academy, the AeroTrainer is an
unmanned aerial video biotelemetry system designed to give athletes
and teams, together with their coaches and trainers, a full picture of
athletic performance and physical activity.
"While the AeroTrainer will be capable of features such as racing
alongside a track runner or automatically following specific plays or
players on a football field, it will also monitor heart rates, body
temperatures, and the frequency and intensity of impacts to give
coaches a real-time picture of their players' physical status," said
Moses Frenck, president and CEO of Samexa Corp., which operates Mercer
Flight Academy and Mercer Flight Works in central New Jersey.
"The aviation and robotics industries are morphing at an accelerated
pace. Autopilots, navigation systems, and advanced flight controls
typically found in traditional aircraft are being replicated in more
advanced ways in unmanned aerial systems," Frenck added. "The
AeroTrainer will bring these technologies to athletes and their
trainers to enhance their training and help prevent injuries."
The AeroTrainer is not just another passive fitness tracker that
simply monitors an individual's physical activity and displays the
data. It is an active participant in an athlete's or team's training.
The AeroTrainer flies above and around athletes, using biomechanical
sensors and software to record and transmit video and any combination
of physiological signals. The system combines a multi-axis camera
system with unique flight controls to capture 360 degrees of video and
conduct 3D movement analysis. Modeling the body as it moves helps to
improve form and reduce the risk of injuries. Monitoring the body for
overheating and head impacts can help save lives.
Heat illnesses, concussions, and cardiac incidents have been on the
rise and are the leading causes of death and disability among U.S.
high school athletes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention. The CDC reports that more than 3 million sports-related
concussions occur each year in the United States, with thousands of
high school athletes suffering from various forms of heat-related
State and national guidelines are making their way into high schools,
colleges, and professional sports leagues to protect athletes from
these situations, which according to the CDC are mostly preventable
and can be mitigated by prompt recognition. Athletes who are monitored
during physical exertion have a better chance of having symptoms
identified very quickly.
In addition to its real-time capabilities, the AeroTrainer also gives
users the ability to access data and video through the myAeroTrainer
app. Coaches can analyze and share plays, while athletes can access
video to create highlight reels for analysis and recruitment purposes.
With all of its features and abilities, the AeroTrainer effectively
becomes part of the team.
The company has launched a crowdfunding campaign through Indigogo to
raise a portion of the funds for development and real-world testing,
including donating AeroTrainers to high schools for testing and
continued use (http://igg.me/at/myAeroTrainer/x/6343535).
Learn more about the AeroTrainer at http://www.myaerotrainer.com.
About Samexa Corp.
Samexa Corp. is an aviation services company located at Trenton-Mercer
Airport in Ewing, N.J. The company operates Royal Karina Air Service
and Mercer Flight Academy providing private and commercial pilot
training, Mercer Flight Works aircraft maintenance and repair, and
Mercer Aviation & Aerospace summer camps.
Contact: Moses Frenck President & CEO Samexa Corp. (646) 298-9087
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