The 9 Baseline Criteria & 3 Behavioral Science Criteria for Adoption, Utilization and Long-term Engagement

The 9 Baseline Criteria & 3 Behavioral Science Criteria for Adoption, Utilization and Long-term Engagement

In addition to the 9 Baseline Criteria below, I focused on 3 Behavioral Science Factors of Long-Term Engagement. In addition to the more well-known factors that influence adoption, there are many other lesser-known behavioral factors that are as important – or perhaps more so – to longterm sustained engagement. These factors are less understood and, in most […]

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Wearable Devices and the Human Factors of Behavior Change

Wearable Devices and the Human Factors of Behavior Change

Over the past year, many companies, coaches and clinicians have contacted me at SyncStrength for help in making sense of new wearable technologies. The conversations focus mostly on activity trackers, typically beginning with “Which device is best for my (enter one of the following) athlete, team, aging parent, significant other, patient?”  With a vast experience […]

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The Future of Sports Analytics

The Future of Sports Analytics

So often at conferences and technology meetups people ask us,  “Where is sports analytics and health analytics headed in the near future?” This typically begins a discussion about prescriptive analytics and SyncStrength. I thought it would be a good idea to bring our online community into the conversation. It’s clear that sports analytics is in […]

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SyncStrength Speaking at the Harvard Innovation Lab: Health & Wellness Innovation Night

SyncStrength Speaking at the Harvard Innovation Lab: Health & Wellness Innovation Night

SyncStrength is proud to announce that we will be presenting at the Boston Quantified Self & IDEO: Health & Wellness Innovation night. The Quantified Self Boston group meetup will take place at the Harvard Innovation Lab on Thursday May 2. The meet up will gather researchers, entrepreneurs and companies, like SyncStrength, who are leading the […]

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Analytics in the Athlete Ecosystem

Analytics in the Athlete Ecosystem

Athletes’ behaviors on and off the field impact their fitness, fatigue, well-being, and performance. The most advanced teams have begun monitoring athletes in all spheres of their ecosystem – from training to recovery to performance and back. Who is at the cutting edge of this field and can they manage with the current state of […]

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SyncStrength Invited to Speak at the Annual Athlete Development Summit

SyncStrength Invited to Speak at the Annual Athlete Development Summit

SyncStrength is proud to announce we will be a guest speaker at the upcoming Athlete Development Summit in New York City. The two day conference will be hosted at the National Football League’s headquarters on Park Avenue Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12. The annual Development Summit provides athlete development specialists with the opportunity to hear […]

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Boston Quantified Self Community Teams Up with SyncStrength

Boston Quantified Self Community Teams Up with SyncStrength

Last week the SyncStrength team presented some of their sports analytics at a Boston Quantified Self (QS) meeting.  The global quantified self community consists of users and tool makers who have a shared interest in self knowledge through self tracking. After connecting at one of the QS informal networking events, a few of us thought, […]

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The Science of Team Chemistry #SSAC13

The Science of Team Chemistry #SSAC13

Previously unquantifiable, SyncStrength broke new ground on developing the first objective measure of team chemistry. Team chemistry has been a topic of intense debate by players, coaches, and fans alike for as long as sports have been in existence. Team chemistry is often blamed when the most talented teams lose against lesser competitors or when […]

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Putting others first: Cooperating is intuitive

Putting others first: Cooperating is intuitive

We’ve learned from an early age to put others first, ”Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” But is the Golden Rule something that we carry with us? A study published last week in Nature Neuroscience suggests that we do. In fact, it tends to be our gut response. Cooperation in […]

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Measuring team chemistry, literally

Measuring team chemistry, literally

More athletic teams than ever before are monitoring the heart rates of their players. With a constant feed on players’ pulses, teams try to gauge player effort, training intensity, workload, fitness, fatigue, stress, strain, and more. But how far can heart rate be stretched? The latest heart rate monitoring systems, like Polar and Zephyr, compute a […]

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