For those out there who are Very Serious about their training, there’s a new app bringing athletic coaching into the cloud computing era. The Spark Motion app allows coaches and users to harness an iPad’s potential to help maximize their own.
Founded by a group of sports medicine professionals, Spark Motion counts World Champion triathletes, Ironman winners, and Olympians among its users. First, the athlete uses the app’s motion capture video to record their technique and upload it. Then, the athlete’s coaches and/or physical therapists are able to view, scrutinize as necessary, and offer verbal and on-screen visual feedback on the athlete’s mobile device. Even from the other side of the world if necessary (thanks internet!). And not just training advice, but even bike fitting…which could come in handy for custom bike builders.
Curious? Available plan details, more screenshots, and a video after the break…
Spark Motion bills itself as ‘The Leader in Tablet Motion Analysis’. Dave Gottfeld, President and Founder of the company, says users of Spark Motion for bike fitting can benefit from motion capture in an authentic environment (i.e. not just on trainers). And the benefits of Spark Motion for those at a geographic distance from coaches/trainers are obvious. Currently Spark Motion supports iPads and, with some concessions to its more limited screen size, the iPhone with Spark Lite. Android support is on its way. The three levels of the app include, Spark Basic (a $9.99 one time purchase), the aforementioned Spark Lite for iPhone (also a one time $9.99), and the more feature-rich Spark Pro (a $5.99/month subscription with access to cloud storage and coach Screen Recorded Videos).
Interested? Check them out at http://www.sparkmotion.com/