Apr 25 2014

New Machine Predicts Athletic Potential Based on Muscle Data

While it's true that sports and data analytics are no strangers, the idea of scanning a human being and assessing his or her athletic prowess based on their muscle build is something that is beyond what most people had in mind when sports and technology came together.

But here we are, faced with an opportunity to scan our way to finding the best athletic talent in the world. SportTechie, a BizTech Must-Read IT Blog, reports on the Muscle Talent Scan Project from researchers in the Department of Movement and Sports Sciences at Ghent University. This new method "can quickly and painlessly identify an athlete’s genetic makeup to determine their body’s fast-twitch to slow-twitch muscle ratio."

Learn more in this article from SportTechie.