Peak sports performances depend on tailored training methods that must be continually optimized in response to each athlete’s needs. In biomechanics, accurate knowledge of movement patterns and force curves is essential for performance analysis. Kistler force plates use piezoelectric sensors to capture biomechanical data that athletes, coaches and sports scientists can view directly on screen. The benefits: immediate analysis of performance capability and training efficiency, improved technique and movement, fewer injuries, and optimized recovery. So it’s no surprise that our measuring solutions are used in almost every sporting discipline on all continents – either as individual components or complete turnkey systems.
Sports science and performance analysisFaster, higher and stronger with force plates
KiSprint: Faster off the starting block, faster to the finishing line
For a perfect run, every detail has to be correct – right from the start! An athlete can only unleash maximum power in those critical first meters if their technique is absolutely right. KiSprint, the instrumented starting block from Kistler, measures the force curve during sprint training, and a laser records the athlete’s speed. KiSprint also calculates performance data automatically to provide valuable knowledge about the starting and acceleration phases – bringing athletes one step closer to perfection with each run.
Easy to handleUser-friendly software (included in the package) and simple system design save valuable time for coaches so they can focus on the top priority: their athletes.
Clear feedbackAthletes and coaches can view performance data as soon as it is captured. The on-screen display makes it easy to analyze force data, and video images help to put the results into practice.
Comparative valuesKiSprint makes it simple to compare an athlete’s performance at various points in time, or compare the performance of different athletes: The easy way to track training progress and see the effects of different training strategies.
KiSwim: Success when it counts
Kistler’s KiSwim performance analysis system helps the world’s elite swimmers to analyze and improve their starting and turning techniques. The system uses instrumented starting blocks and force plates for turning combined with high-speed video to measure key performance parameters as swimmers train. Biomechanical data is available immediately as valuable input for sports performance analysis – so corrections can be made at the very next training session, and athletes gain crucial hundredths of a second in their next competition.
Start fasterA good start can make a difference of over half a second in the first 15 meters. The starting time for short distances accounts for up to 25% of the total race time.
Turn fasterTime saved on turning can add up to several seconds in long-distance competitions. The turning time accounts for up to 33% of the total time for a short race.
Analyze fasterAn instrumented starting block, a turning plate and five high-speed video cameras capture a complete visual image of the start and first 15 meters of the race. The on-screen display of kinematic and kinetic data is easy to understand, so users can perform thorough biomechanical analyses and trial comparisons.
Kistler MARS: Highly flexible, in-depth performance analysis
MARS (Measurement, Analysis and Reporting software) is the professional tool for performance analysis with force plates from Kistler. Integrated performance tests such as the counter-movement jump, drop jump and body sway provide insights into an athlete’s neuromuscular system and performance condition. Thanks to precise objective data, strength and conditioning training can be tailored to the needs of individual athletes or entire teams. The MARS Team Monitoring feature can visualize individual players’ specific fitness factors for comparisons with the team or another reference parameter. Force data calculated by MARS delivers an objective decision-making tool to make sure the best team is always sent out into the field.