Sunday, April 2, 2023

Artificial intelligence to reduce injuries and virtual reality to heal them

Albert Cain, Director of the Barça Innovation Hub (BIHUB); doctor Gil Rodasresponsible for the medical sector of Bihab; why lia solarFrom the FC Barcelona Center of Sport Excellence, participated in an interesting central roundtable that concluded the presentation at Auditori 1899 of the Sports Tomorrow Congress 2023, this edition focusing on the mind in sport. event, organized by Barca Innovation Hubwill be held within the framework and facilities at the Fira de Barcelona MWC (Mobile World Congress) on February 27 and 28.

doctor Gil RodasTalking about artificial intelligence, Congress will play an important role, whose slogan will be brain behind the game (‘The Mind Behind the Game’), revealed that “every year companies come to FC Barcelona to sell us algorithms that allow us to reduce the number of injuries, but we need a lot more information and share it with other experts. You can buy the product or make it at home Every year men and women among us 40 and 50 injuries And artificial intelligence should help us reduce them. With algorithms we can give coaches that information for them to use.”

In this sense, he also noted the importance of “neurocognitive training because there is research behind it to innovate. Performance can be increased and injuries can be reduced.”

Barca’s doctor also pointed out that “virtual reality can be useful in the recovery of athletes. For example, when they heal a cruciate ligament. If we train the brain before the physical, it allows them to recover sooner.” Can help prepare for the return.” When physics allows it. Neuroscience can help in the field of sports.

Albert CainThe director of BIHUB announced that “some players will become part of the Congress’s ‘scheme'” and advanced two distinguished speakers such as peter mooreformer CEO of Liverpool, and armani martinWho made the first documentary series in the sports world. He recalled “a video that allowed coaches to see in one second how their players were oriented throughout the game and gave them a lot of information that was highly valued by them.”

lia solarA member of the FC Barcelona Sports Excellence Committee finally explained that “we collect data from our athletes, we imagine an athlete as an avatar, but we need to apply filters. Knowing that he is male Whether male or female, the sport he practices (soccer, hockey, basketball…), we look at different data, whether he plays as a winger or striker, if the athlete is in training or professional stage. Barca’s Cadet A compared to Granollers, or it is not the same to play in Spain or England. Then we activate the data through a model.

He emphasized that “the great contribution of artificial intelligence It’s that it finds patterns that humans would never be able to find. We explore areas we’ve never been to before. This allows us to reach a level of professionalism that we have never reached before.

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