Technology in college football: Using their brains to get more brawn
Then there are the muscles that aren’t typically the focus of exercise. Cincinnati began peripheral vision training in 2009 because Bob Mangine, the school’s associate AD for sports medicine, and his staff were concerned that concussion treatment and discussion revolved too much around what occurred after the fact. A better system, they reasoned, would reduce concussions by helping players see the hit before it comes.
Enter Dynavision, used by the Air Force at the time to enhance its pilots’ peripheral vision. It is essentially a large 5-foot by 5-foot board featuring a small screen in the middle and rings of lights around it. A player focuses on a word or number on the screen, then reacts to a light on the periphery by reaching for it.