Bobsled and Skeleton Olympic Teams Analyze Performance With iPad

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    Coaches for the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Olympic teams are using a slow-motion video iPad app to record, analyze, and improve athlete performance ahead of competitive events that will begin next Wednesday.

    Ubersense Coach, the app being used, specializes in slow motion video analysis, allowing coaches to record up to 120 FPS video using the iPhone or iPad camera. Captured video is then played back in super slow motion for a frame-by-frame analysis of technique.

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    The app, which Ubersense says is used by professional and amateur coaches alike, also includes zooming and panning tools, side-by-side comparisons, and both audio recording and drawing tools for making notes.

    Along with being used by the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Olympic teams, the Ubersense Coach app has also been promoted by international figure skating coach Ghislain Briand and U.S. speed skating Olympian Joey Mantia.
    Though Apple has never highlighted Ubersense Coach, it has focused on similar apps in several segments on its "Your Verse" iPad page, which shares stories of how people use their iPads.

    In one segment, for example, Apple describes how hockey team LA Kings uses the ThunderCloud iBench app to capture video and evaluate players. Apple also shares the story of Bridie Farrell, a champion speedskater who uses the Dartfish Express app to train. Like Ubersense, that app in-depth provides video analysis of technique.

    Ubersense has actually had a long-running partnership with the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation, originally teaming up in 2011 to license the Ubersense app to the U.S. national team for training.

    The first U.S. Skeleton team event will take place on February 12 and the first Bobsled event will take place on February 16.

    Ubersense Coach: Slow Motion Video Analysis can be downloaded from the App Store for free, with an "Elite" add-on available for $4.99 per month. The Elite in-app subscription adds cloud syncing, higher quality recording, and premium video content packs. [Direct Link]

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    Samsung is gonna be soooo pisssseddd! *Grabs popcorn*
     
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    I'm excited to watch the bobsled. One of my former students is on the Dutch team.
     
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    i'm rooting for the jamaican bobsled team :D
     
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    Cover those logos! :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm still confused as to why the code for making an ampersand requires an ampersand.
     
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    Toss me some of that popcorn. This is going to be good:D

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    NO you advertise those logos!
     
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    But then they won't get a free Note 3 :(

    Lol
     
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    Would have stepped on it any way...
     
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    And the cheap plastic would've cracked.
     
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    Feel the rhythm!
    Fell the rhyme!
    Get on up!
    It's bobsled time!
    Cool Runnings!!!!!!!
     
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    Never heard of this before, seems pretty neat and I've always found video analysis really helped my (tennis) game.

    But had me sold up until it said "per month."
     
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    No one else thinks it's news that an iPhone or iPad can capture 120 fps video? The 5S it wouldn't surprise me, but the biggest sensor on an iPad is 5MP. I always assumed it was lower end hardware.
     
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    Its a great app for coaches. The "Elite" option is new and not necessary. Pay once and your are good to go.
     
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    Why not use a camera that can have a tripod on it? Seems like they're using an iPad just to use an iPad.
     
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    Because the app does so much more than just take a video. It's a great app.
     
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    Because then they have to lug around computers to analyse the footage.
     
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    Because its much simpler & way more efficient to use the iPad. Why would a camera on a tripod be better? I can't see a benefit at all.
     
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    Another example of how not everyone's 'business' requires Microsoft Office. Ballmer will not be amused
     
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    Because using a standalone camera would add a bunch of unnecessary steps to the process. With the app, the footage is ready to be analyzed the moment you hit 'stop recording'.
     
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    My thoughts exactly. Microsoft seems to continue to be hammering on Office as the app for 'work' and/or 'business'. Office, Windows, Windows, Office... that's all they know. They also seem to think that by depriving iOS of Office, they're hurting Apple and/or it's mobile ecosystem when, in reality, they've only been hurting themselves as most people replaced Office with other apps or have eliminated their dependence on it entirely.
     

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