VALD – Bringing Laboratory- Grade Technology to the field of Exercise Science

Founded by the Queensland University of Technology in the year 2014, VALD PERFORMANCE is an Australian company created to bring laboratory-grade technology to the exercise science field.It is powered by an international, multidisciplinary team of Sports Scientists, Researchers, Clinicians, Designers, developers and Engineers, all dedicated to improving human performance and measurements. Elite sporting teams, performance centres and research institutions around the world rely on the VALD Performance Athlete Testing Systems for screening, monitoring, rehabilitating and training their athletes.

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Representatives of Vald Performance had a guest lecture with Exercise Science students on 28th March 2019. They explained to us their two most popularly used devices!

NORDBORD

And

FORCEDECKS

SOME OF THE KEY FEATURES OF THIS MORDERN TESTING SYSTEM ARE:

+ SPEEDYANDEASY TO USE +ACCURATE AND RELIABLE

+GIVESREAL-TIMEFEEDBACK + PROVIDES RAPID ANALYSIS

NORDBORD

NordBord is a fast, easy, accurate and reliable system for monitoring hamstring strength and imbalance along with an app designed for coaches to give immediate feedback.

This scintillating device is used for a range of reasons, mainly to understand how our players, compare with evidence-based norms. To understand what constitutes “normal” for each of our players. To identify when our players deviate from what we expect, so that we can intervene and, where possible,avoid injury.

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FORCEDECKS

ForceDecks provides instantaneous feedback on Neuromuscular performance and asymmetries for Isometric tests.  Unique auto-detection and one-click analysis allows data to be collected and processed in under a minute – something that would have traditionally taken much more time.

Tests auto-detected by ForceDecks include:

+ Countermovement Jump (CMJ) + Single-Leg Jump

+ Squat Jump   + Drop Jump

+ Single-Leg Drop Jump   + Land and Hold

+ Isometric Tests (e.g. Isometric Mid-Thigh Pull)

+ Hop and Return   + Hop Test + General Force-Time Analysis

 It was an exhilarating experience and we hope they come back with more devices soon!

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