New York, NY (PRWEB) August 14, 2012
Krossover, the innovator in providing affordable, easy-to-use data analytics for high school and college sports programs nationwide, today announced a partnership with nationally recognized sports medicine doctors Dr. Joel Boyd and Dr. Robby Sikka from the TRIA Orthopaedic Center to help understand sport injury causes and how to prevent them in the future, with the goal of creating a safer sports environment.
With the help and consent of high school and college trainers, Krossover and the TRIA physicians can potentially identify risk factors for injury and methods to reduce the risk of concussions by developing a database of injuries to guide rehabilitation and projections for missed playing time.
“Partnering with a company that has the ability to break down so many aspects of sports film is a key advantage in the research that will go into our injury database,” said Dr. Joel Boyd, team physician for the Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Wild. “Krossover’s second by second player and team analysis will allow our researchers to track injury causes, length of recovery time and develop preventative measures for injuries, with an initial focus on concussions as they may be a significant source of missed playing time and morbidity.”
Since its launch in 2010, Krossover has gained national recognition as a tool that breaks down game film and delivers in-depth data analytics to high school and college coaches. Krossover is now taking its capabilities one step further. “We’ve been helping teams across the country better prepare against their competitors using our statistical analysis. Now, our data capturing and analytics capabilities will be used for science and health research,” said Vasu Kulkarni, founder and CEO of Krossover. “Dr. Boyd, Dr. Sikka, and the Krossover team are all excited to contribute to studies that will help keep athletes safe while out on the field or on the court. We look forward to working with trainers to help prevent injuries as well as identify concussions in game film.”
Studies and research will be conducted in Krossover’s basketball and lacrosse verticals, as well as the newly announced football vertical which launched this summer. “With all the discussions and research surrounding football concussions lately, Dr. Boyd and I are very interested to analyze Krossover’s football video breakdowns and study the cause and prevention aspects surrounding these injuries,” said Dr. Robby Sikka, future regional anesthesiologist at TRIA Orthopaedic Center. “No sports analytics platform has been able to deliver this kind of in-depth technology at such a quick pace. Krossover’s platform will be a core asset to our research.”
Additionally, Krossover also announced today that the company has added Alan Stein, owner of Stronger Team and the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the nationally renowned Nike Elite DeMatha Catholic High School basketball program, to its advisory board to help with this initiative. “As one of the world's leading experts on productive training for basketball players, Alan brings a wealth of valuable experience after years of working with elite high school, college, and NBA players, and he will play an important role in Krossover’s effort to help reduce sporting injuries,” added Krossover’s Kulkarni.
Dr. Joel Boyd is currently the team physician for the Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Wild and he is in the orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine fellowship at TRIA Orthopaedic Center specializing in knee, hamstring, ligament injuries and total joint arthroplasty. Dr. Robby Sikka, who has also previously worked with the Minnesota Vikings, will begin as the Sports Medicine Research Director and regional anesthesiologist at TRIA Orthopaedic Center in 2013. With a focus on research, concussions, heat illness and pain management, both doctors are eager to use Krossover’s analytics tools in this new partnership. TRIA, leader in orthopaedic treatment located in Minnesota, provides comprehensive care from diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and surgery. It has over 40 highly-trained orthopaedic doctors with a variety of sub-specialties including sports medicine.
Krossover, a New York City-based startup, is a video coordinator that provides sophisticated data analytics technology to the sports world. With an intuitive online platform easily accessible by thousands of high school and college programs, Krossover enables coaches to use video to improve the success of their athletic programs by eliminating the time and financial impediments to managing their filmed content. With an estimated 95% of high school and college athletic programs now recording game video, Krossover is accelerating the use of indexed, on-demand video content by programs of all sizes.
Learn more about Krossover at http://www.krossover.com.