Create lenses that improve reflexes and short-term memory in athletes
Nike, in conjunction with Duke University, developed special glasses that enhances physical reflexes in athletes. The technology is called SPARQ (Sensory Performance assesses system users) and uses a ‘sensory station’ to evaluate 10 visual and sensory skills relevant to sport, and on that basis, delivers a series of recommendations and training programs with the goggles improves the performance of athletes.
The Lenses use highly adjustable strobe effect that blocks the vision for short periods of time, the idea is that using it during training, the athlete’s brain learns to better anticipate what will happen when your vision is blocked, resulting in improved reaction times, visual acuity and the ability to measure time.
The interesting thing is that in addition to improvements aimed at athletes, Duke University found that use of lenses improved retention and increased short-term visual memory, as those who wore glasses were able to recall SPARQ best letters is quickly displayed on a screen. A first sign of possible applications in addition to sporting the new technology.
Link: Nike’s New Strobing Glasses Enhance Athletes’ Visual Acuity and Sensory Skills (Popular Science)Tags: athlete, Duke University, glasses, Highlights, Lenses, Nike, reactions