Reflexion was recently mentioned in a couple of sports vision and training podcasts and we wanted to share them with you. It's always great to hear well-respected individuals complement the work we're doing, and it motivates us to do even more!
The first podcast was all about the quick decision making and anticipatory ability great athletes have. While this is often assumed to be “fast reflexes” there’s actually a lot more at play.
Athletes on the cutting edge are utilizing visual-motor reaction time training to see drastic improvements in their performance when it’s time to compete. There are a number of tools on the market, with Reflexion being at the forefront.
This podcast episode dives into this form of training with Dr. Daniel Laby. Dr. Laby is an Ophthalmologist and founder of SportsVision NYC. He has a number of very interesting takes on how vision plays into the ability for an athlete to perform at the highest level.
Dr. Laby has been measuring reaction time and gathering data from thousands of baseball players over the past two decades. This has given him a unique insight into cognitive training and neuro-fitness when it comes to sports.
He believes that it’s important to develop a customized training plan when implementing sports vision training since all sports are different. Different sports require different visual skills, so a one size fits all approach isn’t the way to go.
We’re honored to be mentioned in this episode and are excited that experienced leaders in the space consider Reflexion to be such a great option.
You can find the podcast below:
The other podcast episode Reflexion was mentioned in was also on the topic of sports vision training. However, the focus of the discussion was slightly different.
Dr. Greg Appelbaum was the guest and he spoke at length about various forms of visual training tools and how they can be used to optimize human performance. Dr. Appelbaum runs the Duke University School of Medicine’s Human Performance Optimization Lab.
This lab works with a wide range of tools and products to test and optimize the role of visual systems in human performance. Not only do they spend their time thinking about technology like Reflexion, but augmented reality and virtual reality as well.
Among the topics covered in the episode were the cost of sports vision training, how these tools can keep athletes safe, and what sports are ideal for this kind of training. Dr. Appelbaum is a wealth of knowledge in this area, and it makes for a really interesting listen.
Here’s the episode: