The Australian Women’s Cricket Team is using an app developed
by The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) for Apple Watch to improve player
The app runs on Apple Watch and has powerful activity monitoring to optimise team training, reduce injury risk and enhance performance.
Via wearing the Apple Watch and interacting with the app, the team tracks and shares their all-day activity, enabling coaches to monitor and modify the team’s workload based on key metrics including training load, heart rate, mood and sleep data.
The app measures training load and player fatigue
to ensure players do not overtrain and run the risk of injury.
This real-time dashboard gives performance staff an insight
into the team’s workload and training capacity, and the ability to
make meaningful modifications to improve a player’s prospects, even from
afar during periods where players are travelling.
“We’ve always known that speed, breadth and accuracy would be critical if data was going to make a difference to a team’s performance. We also knew we could get performance benefits by having athletes obsessed with their data, and Apple Watch has helped us do this. The ability for the AIS to utilise the powerful sensors within Apple Watch gave us an opportunity to deliver on our ambition to innovate within performance management and create something literally game changing.”