The Optojump Next system
The Optojump Next System Is an optical measurement system consisting of a transmitting and receiving bar. Each of these bars contain 100 LED`s, giving the system a 1cm resolution. The system detects any interruptions in communication between bars & calculates duration. This makes it possible to measure flight and contact times during the performance of a series of jumps with an accuracy of 1/1000s.
With the Optojump Next Single Meter it is possible to perform jump tests, reaction tests and running tests (if mounted on a treadmill).
The data that can be obtained includes:
•reaction time to a sound/visual impulse
•elevation of centre of gravity
•specific power (W/Kg)
•energy expended (J)
From this data and the video analysis from the webcam which is supplied with the system. The unit quickly evaluates the athlete’s explosive & elastic force & tolerance of different kinds of effort plus an athletes posture & technique. The single meter can be powered by both battery (about 8 hours’ autonomous use) and from the mains.
In addition to the wide range of pre-programmed test protocols included in the Optojump Next software- it is also possible to write your own test protocols in the software.
“We have been using Optojump for the last four years at UK Athletics, as part of our daily biomechanical support to elite athletes, across all event groups. Optojump is a reliable and invaluable tool used to provide real time objectivity to running characteristics within technical sessions.”
Dr Paul Brice – Consultant Biomechanist, UK Athletics.
The Optojump system is being use by some of the UK’s Leading Sports Teams and Organisations:
Chelsea FC, Arsenal FC, Manchester City FC, Manchester Utd FC, West Brom FC, Liverpool FC, Southampton FC, Newcastle United FC, Sunderland FC, Everton FC, Fulham FC, Hull City FC, Stoke City FC, Swansea City FC, Spurs FC, West Ham Utd FC, Watford FC, Bournemouth FC, Burnley FC, Leicester City FC, Queens Park Rangers FC, Hull City FC, Reading FC, Middlesbrough FC, Norwich City FC, Leeds United FC, Brighton & Hove Albion FC, Sheffield Utd FC, Hearts FC.
Saracens Rugby, Sale Sharks Rugby, Northampton Saints Rugby, Edinburgh Rugby, Glasgow Rugby, Warrington Wolves Rugby League.
Institutes & National Governing Bodies:
English Institute of Sport, Sports Institute of Northern Ireland, Scottish Institute of Sport, Scottish Rugby, Welsh Rugby, UK Athletics, LTA, Gatorade Sports Science Institute, Glaxo Smith Kline Sports Science Institute, St George’s Park National Football Centre, Snowsport England.
Sheffield Hallam University, Leeds Beckett University, University of Teesside, Southampton Solent University, Coventry University, Surrey Sports Park, Exeter University, University of Cumbria, York St John University, Edinburgh University, University of Bedfordshire, Northumbria University, University of Greenwich, University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, University Leeds, Oxford Brooks University, University of Portsmouth, University of Sunderland, University of Ulster, Queen Marys University.
Hartpury College, South Gloucester College, South East Regional College, Shrewsbury School.
Operator System: Microsoft XP
Graphic Board: Intergrated
USB ports: 2