Key points

It is imperative to monitor several KPIs at the same time since humans are highly variable systems in order to understand what is actually driving the observed change or even further use multivariate analysis to reduce your data in new meaningful dimensions.

The above KPIs are just the most used in the literature and produced acceptable correlations with outcomes of interest. This does not mean that other metric could be used or be meaningful.

Performance assessment


Test and assess correlations with other physical capacity measures


KPIs included here have been seen from the literature to correlate with performance in several activities such as strength, linear acceleration, linear speed, and change of direction ability.

Neuromuscular fatigue


Detection of neuromuscular fatigue

Injury - Rehabilitation


To assess progress after injury and inform decision for return to play actions



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