Alabama’s new Sports Science Center using virtual reality
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Alabama’s new Sports Science Center using virtual reality

Alabama last Thursday showed off the new Sports Science Center’s new VR settings. “We’ve got so much technology at our fingertips in the Sports Science Center; it’s just amazing.” “One thing that we wanted in this area was virtual reality, and now we have that capability to do it.” – Jeff Allen, Crimson Tide head athletic trainer.

“We’re actually developing technology to where we can simulate a game and put them actually into a formation that they would have to do in an actual game or in a practice situation.” “Virtual reality is also “great for treatment and recovery.” “When you’re talking about rehabbing an athlete, it’s so critical to keep them engaged, and we’re constantly looking for things that we can do to engage our athletes and help make rehab fun if we can,” “And I think this tool does it for us with virtual reality.”- Jeff Allen, Crimson Tide head athletic trainer.

“… Ryan, here’s a basketball player. I don’t think Coach (Nate) Oats is going to be signing him up anytime soon. But I’m not worried about his basketball skills e. I’m concerned about his balance skills, and that’s what I’m trying to show here — how we can take him and put him in a different environment, in an unstable environment, make him have a little fun shooting some hoops while I’m working on some right-leg single balance and left-leg unique balance” Jeff said.

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