Stroboscopic Visual Training and Sports Vision
Stroboscopic visual training is an exercise that improves visual-perceptual abilities. In particular, it helps athletes improve central field motion sensitivity, anticipatory timing, and ball catching. Why not do that out? A recent study of thirty sportsmen and women assigned them to two different groups for six weeks. The first group underwent a variable strobe rate training where the off-time of the glasses was increased gradually. The second group always had the shortest off-time but was assigned the highest intensity.
Improves visuomotor processing efficiency
The use of stroboscopic visual training has been shown to enhance visuomotor processing efficiency in high-level athletes. The process involves neural adaptations in the visual motion system, and may improve visuomotor performance. Although the findings are preliminary, they have important implications for future research in sports vision. This study is an important step towards understanding how this training may impact sports vision.
The effects of stroboscopic visual training on visual encoding and performance evaluation were studied using a stroboscopic camera. In addition to sports performance, stroboscopic visual training was also used to prevent motion sickness in athletes. Studies of the effect of this visual training have also shown it to be an effective countermeasure to motion sickness in space and air. Consequently, the benefits of stroboscopic visual training cannot be ignored.
The effects of stroboscopic visual training on athletic performance were found to be small, but significant. A six-week pre-season training program included standard vision-training exercises along with stroboscopic glasses. A maintenance program was also performed throughout the season. The researchers concluded that stroboscopic visual training had a small but significant effect on visuomotor performance. The study will need to confirm whether the effects were statistically significant.
Reduces concussion incidence
Visual training is known to reduce the incidence of concussions in football. However, this type of training is not widely accepted, and many experts are skeptical. Although this method was first applied to combat concussions in children, it has shown promising results in other sports. Moreover, it reduces the risk of sports-related death. While the results are promising, it is important to note that the study only included healthy people. Further, the study used only research literature about concussion prevention.
The study also used tachistoscopes and pinhole glasses to train the brain to recognize images faster. The researchers studied the performance and functional changes among athletes who were exposed to the training. The results suggest that stroboscopic vision training is a successful concussion prevention technique. Researchers plan to expand this technique to other sports to reduce concussion rates. The study was published in Optometry & Visual Performance.
In addition to improving eye movement and reducing head injury risk, this training improves anticipation. This process involves prioritizing sensory cues and rapidly scanning the visual field to find the right target. These brief simultaneous eye movements are known as saccadic movements. Kiefer et al. evaluated the association between saccadic eye movements and concussion risk in high school ice hockey players.
Improves catching performance
A recent study examined whether stroboscopic visual training improves catching performance in adults. This study involved 16 participants divided into two groups based on their baseline DVA score. Both groups underwent a 9-day training program and three DVA assessments. After the training program, the participants were tested again to compare the improvement in catching. The results of the study suggest that stroboscopic visual training increases catching performance by improving the participant’s UFOV.
The use of strobe visual training has been shown to increase central field motion sensitivity and anticipatory timing in adults. A new study conducted at Duke University found that stroboscopic visual training improves catching performance in athletes. Athletes who received the training showed increased central field motion sensitivity and reduced errors. In addition, the participants experienced greater dynamic visual acuity when they wore stroboscopic glasses.
The researchers also tested participants’ perceptual and cognitive abilities. They looked at the subjects’ visual sensitivity, reaction time, and transient spatial attention. The results showed that stroboscopic training significantly improved central visual field motion sensitivity, although there was no difference in peripheral transient attention or sustained attention. In addition, the training significantly increased the participants’ reaction time. While the study showed that stroboscopic visual training improved central visual field motion sensitivity, the results were not consistent across participants.