LESSON 1

What is an Inertial Sensor?

As a foundation for lower limb monitoring and for the rest of the academy, let’s start off with an in-depth overview of what an inertial sensor is. Jaime will explain basic concepts such as placement, components, and g calculations while referring to Dr. Clint Hansen for more detailed demonstrations.

LESSON 2

How does an IMU differ from GPS?

IMU and GPS systems are two of the most common methods of athlete tracking. We explore the similarities and differences between them and break down when each is most appropriate to use.

Course 1 Quiz

What are the main sensors in an IMeasureU unit?
Which of the below measures velocity?
What is sampling frequency?
Which component of an IMU measures changes in angular velocity?
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LESSON 1

An Introduction to Internal and External Workload

Dr. Thor Besier introduces the concept of external & internal workload for athletes. These concepts form the base of load monitoring protocols and can be applied to almost every protocol in one way or another.

LESSON 2

Bone Load Homeostasis

The internal bone response relies primarily on two factors, magnitude and frequency. In this lesson, Thor will examine how these factors interact and how to use them to predict bone response.

LESSON 3

Cumulative Load

The load a tissue experiences in one session changes depending on the cumulative loads of the session that cam before. Learn how load history impacts load response and why exercises don’t happen in a vacuum.

LESSON 4

Acute to Chronic Load Management

Now that we understand why load history is important to track, let’s explore how we can use load history to describe where they are in their training. One of the most common ways of managing load is by tracking the acute and chronic load.

LESSON 5

Return to Play Optimization

Thor brings all the lessons together with ideas and examples of how load monitoring can be used to improve an athlete’s return to play.

Course 2 Quiz

Which of the following is false?
Which of the following is TRUE?
What is the term for when the tissue experiences loads larger than it can handle?
Does bone respond more to the frequency or magnitude of impacts?
Which IMU Step metric could be used for an athlete returning to play from a bone stress injury?
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LESSON 1

Intro to Data Collection

IMU-Step is a lower limb monitoring tool utilizing inertial sensors on each ankle. Its applications range from return to play optimization to general load monitoring. This course will take you through how to collect and analyze IMU-Step data.

LESSON 2

How to Record Live Data

The ability to track an athlete’s impact response in real-time is a crucial skill for any practitioner to have in their repertoire. With this information, you can make adapt immediately to a shift in loading pattern or a deviation from your prescribed activity. Combining this with the video also adds a valuable tool for you and the athlete when analyzing the session after it occurs.

LESSON 3

Navigating the Dashboard

The IMU-Step Dashboard displays your processed data in a series of 4 graphs. Each graph focuses on different aspects of the subject’s lower limb profile. After this lesson, you will be comfortable navigating the dashboard and customizing each graph to your needs.

Course 3 Quiz

What best describes footnotes?
Where do the sensors get placed?
Which of the following is NOT an IMU-Step Metric?
T/F: Peak acceleration counts are the same thing as step counts
Which program allows you to edit and upload sensor data?
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LESSON 1

Understanding and Optimizing Recovery from Bone Stress Injuries

Thor lends his expertise as he gives a thorough overview of bone stress injuries and how we can optimize their recovery.

LESSON 2

Answering Questions with Inertial Sensors

In this lesson, we learn how to apply inertial data across multiple sports and situations. Daniel Greenwood takes us through how to develop the right questions and find the answers using inertial sensors.

LESSON 3

Understanding External Biomechanical Load During ACLR Rehabilitation

Mark Armitage takes us through an ACL rehabilitation case study so we can see how to apply the data in a real rehab along with GPS metrics in this in-depth webinar.

LESSON 4

Quantifying Performance Across Multiple Data Sources

For this lesson, we focus on bringing multiple sources of data together for improved outcomes. In this webinar, learn from Scott McLean, PhD, how you can develop a holistic and wearable-tech-driven framework through which to maximize performance outcomes, mitigate risk, and support long-term behavioral success and stability.

LESSON 5

Setting up for Success with IMUs

During this lesson, Andrew will share best practices on how to practically apply inertial data using his over two decades of experience in high performance. He will take you through real case studies so you can learn his process of how he turns the data he collects into improved outcomes for his athletes and patients.

Quiz 4

What asymmetry does Andrew Gray flag when trying to identify at risk athletes?
What factor most influences bone remodeling?
Which of the following approaches is NOT one that a sports scientist should take?
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LESSON 1

How to import your IMU data into excel

This course will focus on using excel to manipulate your data. The first step is to actually get that data into excel. This lesson will teach you how to download a bulk export and import multiple folders into excel at the same time.

LESSON 2

Use and edit your own custom templates

Learn by doing. This lesson focuses on how to download and use a pre-built Excel template to interrogate your IMU-Step data. Once you understand how to use the template you can keep it and alter it as you like.

LESSON 3

Using excel to dive deeper into the data

For our final lesson, Kevin Robell of Preventicx will take you through building your own custom dashboard in excel. This will give you a foundation to conduct more advanced analysis with your IMU Data. Kevin concludes the lesson by teaching you how to integrate GPS, sleep, and IMU data into a single source, so you can build a comprehensive view of your subjects.

Quiz 5

The data you can export from the IMU-Step Dashboard consists of
What is the excel command to import multiple folders at once?
In the example excel dashboard, how do you customize the metrics displayed on the graphs?
Which of the following is NOT an example of why you would combine data from different sources in Excel?
T/F: The bulk export function allows you to create your own graphs and dashboards in Excel without the use of Matlab or other statistical analysis software
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