A Lenexa company was involved with Under Armour in early testing on the design for the skating suits for the U.S. Olympic speedskating team.
By STEVE ROSEN
The Kansas City Star
Dynamic Athletics Research Institute specializes in using 3D motion capture technology to compile data on the body’s movement in a variety of positions. It had previously worked with Under Armour and was hired as a consultant more than two years ago on a “very narrow and focused piece” of the skating suit project, Ryan Moodie , Dynamic Athletics’ co-founder and chief information officer said Friday.
The company attached motion capture sensors on speedskaters at the Olympic track in Salt Lake City, and spent about two days capturing “clean, clear data” on the athletes’ movements, Moodie said. The data was then turned over to Under Armour for analysis.
Moodie said his firm’s work ended long before a final design on the high-tech racing suit was approved.
Dynamic Athletics, which describes itself on its website as the “most advanced data management company for human movement in the world,” was founded in 2009 by Moodie and his brother Patrick Moodie, who is president and chief of science.
While Dynamic Athletics works with sports teams and athletes, its clients also include hospitals, physical therapists and corporate health care centers. The company, headquartered at 9537 Alden St., has four full-time employees. It also operates a medical clinic that has two employees.
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