United States Olympic Committee Presents Polhemus with Poster of Olympic Heroes
Posted: December 15, 2004
COLCHESTER, VT, (December 15, 2004) ---- On November 12, 2004, in Lake Placid, NY, at the Olympic Training Center, select members of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) gifted Polhemus with a rare poster containing the photographs, biographies and original signatures of the top 20 gold medal winners since 1948. This was given in appreciation for the products Polhemus has provided the USOC which enable them to train US athletes more efficiently.
From left to right, John Farr (Executive Director Sales and Marketing, Polhemus), Derek Kivi (USOC Lake Placid), Al Rodgers (President/CEO, Polhemus), Ken Jedrzejewski (Vice President/CFO, Polhemus), and Sarah Smith (USOC Colorado Springs)
Polhemus motion tracking and eye tracking products have helped the USOC in a variety of ways, from biofeedback in weight lifting, ongoing studies of the behaviors of gymnastic equipment such as a vault board, the effect of acute static stretching on joint position of the upper extremity, shooting skills and many more. For a complete case study on these topics please visit our LIBERTY case studies page here.
Products being utilized by the USOC include the motion tracker system called the LIBERTY, a 1 to 16 sensor system with a speed of 240 Hz per sensor, distortion detection, intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI), scalability and improved signal-to-noise ratios which provide consistent high quality data. The VisionTrak™ eye tracker (technology by ISCAN, Inc.) provides the actual field of view of the subject, places a crosshair exactly where the subject is looking, and records scan paths, pupil dilation and many other factors involving eye movement.
Polhemus provides the absolute best in time proven 3D position and orientation tracking, digitizing, eye tracking and handheld three-dimensional scanners. These products already are in wide use in such areas as medical applications, university research, military training and simulation and computer-aided design.
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