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GENERAL ATHLETICISM

The Senaptec Sensory Station is a state-of-the-art sensory evaluation and training device designed to assess the visual and sensory performance of the modern athlete. Each athlete is tested on 10 sport-relevant visual and sensory performance skills using a custom app that communicates directly with high definition and touch screen monitors integrated within the unit. Individual results can be compared instantly to our athlete performance database by position, sport and competition level to produce a customized Senaptec Sensory Performance Profile. Every Senaptec Sensory Performance Report identifies areas for improvement and recommends a course of action, which may include a visit to an eye care practitioner or personalized training plan.

SENSE SHARPER
PROCESS FASTER
REACT QUICKER

SENSORY PERFORMANCE EVALUTION

In 25 minutes, the Sensory Station assess players on 10 visual and sensorimotor skills and immediately provides a report comparing to other football players at their competition level and position. The report reveals the player’s strength and areas for improvement. A custom improvement plan is also provided to start training immediately

CONTRAST SENSITIVITY
See through distractions
DEPTH PERCEPTION
Judge depth information
GO/NO GO
Make decisions and react in pressure situations
EYE-HAND COORDINATION
Hand responses to changing targets
VISUAL CLARITY
See details at distance
MULTIPLE OBJECT TRACKING
Track objects moving in space
REACTION TIME
Hand reaction to visual signal
PERCEPTION SPAN
Visually acquire critical information
TARGET CAPTURE
Rapidly shift and recognise peripheral targets
NEAR-FAR QUICKNESS
Change your focus rapidly
SENSORY TRAINING

Senaptec provides training tools for all assessed skills. The tools on the Sensory Station training platform are built as games that are designed to help people improve their sensory performance

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Eye-hand Coordination

Designed to train eye-hand coordination

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Perception Training

Designed to train speed and span of perceptionn

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Go-No Go

Designed to train quickness and accuracy of decision making in pressure situations

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Near-Far Quickness

Designed to quicken your focusing and vergence system

Multiple Object Tracking

Gamified version of MOT, designed to challenge your skills

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Dynamic Vision

Designed to train ability to pick up details of moving objects

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Depth Perception

Designed to more train sensitivity to depth information

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SENAPTEC STROBE

The Senaptec Strobe is a training product that can help enhance sensory skills. It does this by taking away varying amounts of visual information that an athlete typically uses to make decisions about when and where to react, forcing an athlete to become more efficient with the information that they are given. It is a powerful tool to force an athlete to “keep their eyes on the ball” and to ultimately “slow the game down.”

DRILLS

Keep your eyes on the ball for catching or hitting

Skills trained: Perception Span, Reaction Time, Target Capture, Eye Hand Coordination

Tools needed: ball and partner

Time recommended: 10 minutes

  1. To begin the front catch drill, stand 20 feet facing your partner. One or both of you can be wearing the Senaptec Strobe.
  2. Toss a ball back and forth, varying the location, trajectory and speed of the throw.  After you successfully catch 5 of 5 throws, progress up the Strobe levels to make the drill more challenging.
  3. To further increase the difficulty, put the Strobe in one-eye mode, catch the ball one-handed, or while standing on one foot or a balance device.

DRILLS

Quickly locate, track, and react to a ball

Skills trained: Perception Span, Reaction Time, Target Capture, Eye Hand Coordination
Tools needed: ball and partner

Time recommended: 10 minutes

  1. To begin the Turn and Catch drill, stand 20 feet facing away from your partner.
  2. Your partner calls out “ball” when they toss the ball towards you. Quickly turn and catch the ball.
  3. Increase the difficulty by slowing the Strobe rate, putting the Strobe in one-eye mode, catching the ball one-handed, changing to a smaller ball, or moving closer to your partner.

DRILLS

See, track, and react to balls with varying speeds and trajectories

Skills trained: Reaction Time, Target Capture, Eye Hand Coordination
Tools needed: ball, wall and partner

Time recommended: 10 minutes

  1. To begin the Wall Ball Catch, stand approximately 12 feet from a wall with your partner standing behind you.  Start in an athletic position ready to react.
  2. From behind, your partner throws a ball against the wall.  As soon as you see the ball in your peripheral view, explode from your stance and catch the ball.  The ball can be thrown on either side, above you, or at different angles.
  3. Increase the difficulty by slowing the Strobe rate, putting the Strobe in one-eye mode, increasing the throw speed, moving closer to the wall, or using a smaller ball.

DRILLS

Use soft focus to react quickly to game situations

Skills trained: Reaction Time, Target Capture, Eye Hand Coordination
Tools needed: 2 balls and partner

Time recommended: 10 minutes 

  1. To begin the Ball Drop drill, stand 5 feet facing your partner.  Start in an athletic stance, ready to accelerate.
  2. Your partner stands with their arms out to the side with a ball in each hand. When your partner drops one of the balls, explode from your stance, accelerate and catch the before the second bounce.
  3. Increase the difficulty by slowing the Strobe rate, putting the Strobe in one-eye mode, or moving further away from your partner.
  4. The Ball Drop drill trains focus, timing, reaction, and peripheral vision.

DRILLS

React quickly and with balance in a power stance

Skills trained: Reaction Time, Eye Hand Coordination
Tools needed: power ball and partner

Time recommended: 10 minutes

  1. To begin the Power Ball Drop, stand in an athletic position facing your partner with your hands behind your back.
  2. Your partner holds a power ball out in front of his body at shoulder height.
  3. When your partner drops the ball, quickly bring your hands forward and catch the ball.
  4. Increase the difficulty by slowing the Strobe rate, putting the Strobe in one-eye mode, or standing on a balance device.

 

DRILLS

Maintain balance with movement

Skills trained: Reaction Time, Eye Hand Coordination
Tools needed: power ball and partner

Time recommended: 10 minutes

  1. To begin the Squat drill, stand on a balance device, like a Bosu ball, while wearing the Senaptec Strobe.
  2. Stand with your knees slightly bent and your feet hip distance apart. Bend your knees and lower into a squat position, hold at the bottom, and return to standing. Progress up the Strobe levels to make the drill more challenging
  3. Increase the difficulty by putting the Strobe in one-eye mode, change the balance device to be more unstable, or squat with one leg.

 

DRILLS

React quickly and with balance in a power stance

Skills trained: Eye Foot Coordination, Dynamic Balance
Tools needed: foot bag and partner
Time recommended: 10 minutes

  1. Athlete lines up at the end of an agility ladder or a row of mini hurdles placed ~2 feet apart.
  2. When trainer says “Go!” the athlete starts to quickly step through the ladder or over hurdles moving laterally
  3. When trainer says “Switch!” the athlete must quickly reverse the direction of movement
  4. When trainer says “Hold!” the athlete must quickly come to a stable one-foot stance with opposite knee held high

 

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