“Personalized Performance Tracker”
What The ShoulderSphere Tracker™ Does
When attached to the ShoulderSphere, the ShoulderSphere Tracker™ measures and logs each workout session. The current ShoulderSphere Tracker™ displays in real time the power of workout of the rotator cuff muscles. Coming soon, is the second generation ShoulderSphere Tracker™ where the user may sync data to the computer or smartphone to create a performance log for each session in order to gauge improvement in measurable terms. It measures the effort, intensity of workout, and total time. This is most suitable for tracking outcome measurements and individual improvement.
The ShoulderSphere Tracker™ shows the correlation between the number of muscular contractions in cycles per second ( Hertz ) with the revolutions per second that the user actually generates by working out with the ShoulderSphere. This measures the effort by the user as reflected by the revolutions per minute ( RPM ) attained during each workout session.
How The ShoulderSphere Tracker™ Motivates
The indicator light has been calibrated into green or red.
The ShoulderSphere Tracker™ has an LED light that turns green when the RPM is between 10 and 320 for an easy maintenance level workout, and gives the user a visual cue that he or she is within the “training zone” target. The LED light turns red to indicate a higher intensity level of workout by the user with RPM greater than 320. This serves as a personal coach for, and motivates, higher level competitive athletes who want to maximize their workout effort. The challenge is to maintain a smooth spin of the ball throughout the entire workout program while keeping the LED in red, which is a “competitive target zone”.
Translational Activity-Specific Equivalents
Data generated by the ShoulderSphere Tracker becomes meaningful when correlated to the specific activity that the user wants to do.
Based on bio-metric data of any individual user ( user height and weight ), a propriety algorithm calculates the exact workout needed to achieve specific workout goals.
This goal oriented and activity specific tracker correlates with the anticipated cumulative force required by the rotator cuff to do the work of a particular event. For example, a pitcher throwing a baseball at 90 mph for 80 pitches, a triathlete swimming 2.4 miles in 2 hours 15 minutes, or boxer throwing 500 punches in a fight.
The ShoulderSphere Tracker™ will translate all the data into a goal focused training program, and helps the user train intelligently with focused intensity.