Samexa Corp., an aviation services company located at Trenton-Mercer Airport in Ewing, N.J., is developing an unmanned aerial system (UAS) to assist athletes and teams in improving performance while helping prevent sports injuries, including concussions, cardiac incidents and heat-related illnesses.
The company says the AeroTrainer is an unmanned aerial video biotelemetry system designed to give athletes and teams, together with their coaches and trainers, a full picture of athletic performance and physical activity.
The AeroTrainer, Samexa adds, flies above and around athletes, using biomechanical sensors and software to record and transmit video and any combination of physiological signals. The UAS combines a multi-axis camera system with unique flight controls to capture 360 degrees of video and conduct 3D movement analysis.
In addition to its real-time capabilities, the AeroTrainer also gives users the ability to access data and video through the myAeroTrainer app, Samexa notes. Coaches can analyze and share plays, while athletes can access video to create highlight reels for analysis and recruitment purposes.
‘While the AeroTrainer will be capable of features such as racing alongside a track runner or automatically following specific plays or players on a football field, it will also monitor heart rates, body temperatures, and the frequency and intensity of impacts to give coaches a real-time picture of their players' physical status,’ says Moses Frenck, president and CEO of Samexa Corp.
The company has launched a crowd-funding campaign through Indigogo to raise a portion of the funds for development and real-world testing.