Fact Sheets & Resources

Kinetic Performance is dedicated to engineering excellence. GymAware is designed by engineers with a 20 year track record in sports science technology development. We have produced the fact sheets listed below which explain in detail the concepts behind GymAware.

Click on the title below to download the fact sheet as pdf (each less then 1MB).

GymAware Sampling Method

GymAware uses a Variable Rate Sampling with Level Crossing Detection to capture data points. It then limits(down samples) this to a maximum of 50 points points per second. Note that this is NOT equivalent(it is in fact vastly superior) to a traditional 50Hz continuous sampling system as position points are time-stamped with a high resolution (8.6 microsecond) time value. <read more>

GymAware Angle Measurement

GymAware data points comprise of Time, Displacement and Angle. Where time is the time the point was recorded, displacement is the length of extension of the tether, and angle is the angle of the tether in degrees from horizontal.<read more>

Sample Rate, Comparing Apples with Oranges

There is a common misconception that GymAware only samples at 50Hz and so is less accurate than 200Hz systems. GymAware actually uses a far more sophisticated sampling technique than older analog displacement transducers.<read more>

Force Plates – Do you need one?

It depends entirely on the application of course. Certainly a force plate is standard Biomechanics equipment, where the minutiae of technique are examined in detail. But what about practitioners at the coal face? Do you have time to calibrate and maintain sensitive scientific equipment or do you just want answers?<read more>

Practicality – Do you have time to monitor your athletes?

Athlete monitoring is critical to maintaining consistent performance throughout the season – season after season.<read more>

Calibration – Do you calibrate a stopwatch?

People have asked us how to calibrate GymAware. The simple answer is you don’t need to. GymAware is a digital optical encoder based displacement transducer with an 8Mhz quartz crystal time-base.<read more>

What is POWER and how can it be measured

POWER is that key athletic ingredient , that give athletes the ability to explode out of the blocks, to burst through that tackle or win that sprint for the line in the Tour de France.<read more>

What do coaches need when measuring performance in the weights gym?

A key challenge for most coaches in today’s high performance climate is TIME. Finding the time and resources to routinely monitor performance of multiple athletes in the weights room can be a real challenge. It needn’t be …<read more>

Peak Power or Mean Power…What parameter should I measure and why?

Peak power is a very popular measure in much of the published literature relating to power measurement in athletes. But why is this? Is mean power a better measure ? Many no believe it is, but in the past its been too hard to measure.<read more>