Wu Tsai Performance Alliance: University of Kansas

The Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance is designed to integrate deep scientific knowledge with the thoughtful inclusion of diverse voices to create meaningful change. Our leadership, partnerships, and participants allow us to identify key, real-world needs from athletes, coaches, and clinicians to then be implemented for all people.

DARI Motion is excited to work with one of the innovation hubs. Dr. Andrew Fry at the University of Kansas is working to transform motion health! More to come.

Watch the YouTube video here

New Branding Coming Soon!

We haven’t posted as much as we normally do because we are re-branding! With the acquisition of The Captury we are refocusing our messaging and gearing up for a release.

So in the meantime our posting will be on pause. We are sorry for the slow down, but it will be worth the wait!

In early May we will be back in full force. The next time you see DARI it will be …..

What Kind Of Athlete Do You Have?

Using the DARI motion ecosystem you can easily map out and review with different data models what kind of an athlete you are working with. The goal is to give you clear cut information to create an action plan to improve their overall physical ability.

From recruitment to development, this system is design to insightfully help you action data today to help build a better athlete for tomorrow.


Clinical Value of Using DARI? A sneak peek of the Insights In Motion Interview Coming Tomorrow

When an individual experiences a DARI screen it is eye opening…. It has the same impact on the provider.

Listen to Brett Braziel, PT, MPT, OCS, SCS Director of Outpatient Therapy Services, describe what the provider is missing without a DARI screen.

Spine Mobility – Improving Spine Function Often Goes Over Looked.

In a biomechanical review, spine mobility is all too important and is often overlooked. Focus can be easily made on the lower or upper body joints like the shoulders or the knees. However, most injuries impacting those joints can be traced back to the spine.

With a DARI system you have the ability to track spine mobility in all primary planes of movement. This variety gives you a perfect picture of what the spine can do and how it is impacting the hips and shoulder accordingly.

Noted in our firefighter population, the spine (low back pain) is a leader in MSK injuries and is a cause to lost productivity.

Checking your spine mobility regularly is a key way for you to maintain great motion health! Using DARI for a baseline and progressive monitoring will help you avoid those nagging back pains as you age.

To find out more about DARI spine tracking please feel free to reach out:

Using Your Body as a Measurement Reference for Performance

In a biomechanical review movement needs to be measured in a way to help determine overall performance and/or quality. Some look for standards against a specific population while others look for general guidelines. In this post we will discuss how you can use your own body as the reference to better understand your results.

If you were to complete a single leg squat movement you could measure a variety of different biomechanical factors. One of them is most often squat depth using your pelvis movement as a measuring point. In this example, you may have a single leg squat depth of 15 inches. This empirical measurement can be complicated when trying to decide if it is “good” performance.

If we use your leg length as a relative measurement to yourself you can better understand how you performed. The higher the percentage the more you are achieving your personal goal.

This measurement technique allows you to compare yourself to the best version of you. Nothing else matters when you know you are maximizing what your body has to offer!

To find out more about DARI data and our data analysis please feel free to reach out:

Sport Specific – Event Detection During Complex Movements.

In a biomechanical review, reducing data from sets of information to points of information is a complicated process. This reduction makes information more manageable, but if the event is missed or improperly identified decisions during biomechanical review can be off or misleading. DARI data models are built for repeatability and accuracy not just in our overall biometrics, but also directly related to event detection.

In a sport specific settings (for example – baseball pitching) the movement is complex. Naturally, people utilize motion capture data to slow down the pitch motion to help with review, but the next step is picking objective information for a single point in time. This process is known as event detection.

In pitching, one event that most like to use for review is “foot contact” : Sampling data when the lead leg hits the ground after striding towards home plate.

Even though this event is easy to see or understand picking the event out in data can be more complex.

For example, during foot contact we first need to define what it is to have “foot contact”. Does that mean, when the first part of the foot contacts the ground? Only the when the toe or the heel contact the ground? Maybe, when the entire foot is on the ground? This definition creates a data range of acceptable answers. If the range is not cleared known and applied incorrectly during review, the sampled data at that event can be misleading (not wrong…)

This process of event detection is critical during data review. The more repeatable the events, the more repeatable the data reduction biometrics, the more repeatable the overall experience. Repeatable and accurate raw information is not nearly as valuable without the same level of scrutiny at event detection. DARI is a leader in this area!

To find out more about DARI data regarding event detection please feel free to reach out: info@DARImotion.com