Kiwi tech helps sports superstars recover

After a car accident left him unable to walk or pursue his dream of becoming a professional swimmer, Mark Finch has dedicated the past six years to creating groundbreaking technology that helps athletes recover from injury.

The University of Auckland bio-medical engineer and his collaborator, Thor Besier, have developed small wearable sensors that can precisely measure the impact placed on athletes' bodies, with potential to determine their best course of rehabilitation and prevent further injury.

Their start-up, IMeasureU, was recently acquired by motion-capture giant Vicon, the company behind the technology that created Gollum in the Lord of the Rings films, and the characters in Pirates of the Caribbean and Transformers.

The technology has already been snapped up by American NBA team the Philadelphia 76ers, as well as New Zealand's the Breakers.

Among those who have been strapping IMeasureU sensors to their legs are basketball mega-stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, who was last year the number one overall pick in the NBA draft.

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NZ Herald | 29 July 2017

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