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Concussion management boosted by ground-breaking new system

Ahead of the new Premiership rugby season, further enhancements have been made to the way concussion will be managed in the professional club game in England.

Building on learnings from the 2015 Rugby World Cup, which had the highest and most effective player welfare standards operation for any rugby event to date and where 50% of concussion cases were identified by real-time video review of the head injury event by medical staff, Aviva Premiership Rugby will become the first Rugby league in the world to trial real-time pitch-side concussion video review to help team medical staff better identify players who have been exposed to head injury events.

Funded by the 12 Premiership Rugby clubs, delivered by Premiership Rugby and supported by the Rugby Football Union, the innovative myplayXplay system will be used in all 135 Aviva Premiership Rugby matches this season plus all other senior Premiership club  home fixtures in domestic competitions, starting tomorrow night at Kingston Park and Kingsholm.

“We have made huge progress on concussion management in the last few years but we know we have to continue to innovate and develop our systems as player welfare is our No 1 priority,” said Corin Palmer, Head of Rugby Operations at Premiership Rugby.

“Premiership Rugby have sourced and funded the myplayXplay real time concussion surveillance solution for Premiership players in England to ensure that players receive the best possible support from the sidelines.”

“The myplayXplay system is ground-breaking and allows our clubs’ medical staff to review and analyse injuries on an iPad moments after they occur; this addition to the sideline toolkit improves their ability to diagnose injuries correctly during a match.

“I can only applaud our clubs for the way they have embraced this new system. They are committed to improving player welfare and this is another example of this.

“myplayXplay is destined to become a vital tool to support proactive medical efforts. In its inaugural season of use, using myplayXplay’s technology will add significant value in ensuring player safety and welfare.”

A Pitchside Video Reviewer (PVR) will be provided by each Premiership team. The PVR, a member of the club’s medical team will monitor game footage in real-time and will be responsible for referring any suspicious head injuries to the team doctor for his/her review.

Video footage of any suspicious head injury events in real time will be captured and clipped by the PVR and reviewed by the team doctor to assess if a player should be immediately removed on a permanent basis or temporarily replaced for an assessment using the HIA process.

In addition to this initiative designed to improve the recognition of concussed players, the RFU and the English professional club game is investigating the value of the King Devick (KD) test, an eye scanning test in the identification of concussed players. The King-Devick test, developed in conjunction with the Mayo clinic in America, tests the speed and accuracy of an individual’s eye movements as they track and read out a sequence of numbers presented to them on an iPad. A player’s speed and accuracy are then compared to their performance recorded in the pre-season.

The test will be conducted on all players undergoing a Head Injury Assessment in all Aviva Premiership Rugby, and Green King IPA Championship matches this season. The King-Devick test has shown real potential in identifying concussed athletes in a number of other studies but has not been investigated to date in professional rugby.

World Rugby, who are supportive of the research project, have approved an extension of the current 10-minute HIA to 13 minutes in these two competitions to allow the King-Devick test to be performed at the end of the standard HIA process. For this season the King-Devick test will be conducted alongside the HIA solely for research purposes and will not influence the result of the HIA assessment. If it is shown to be an appropriately sensitive and specific test there is the potential for it to be added to the HIA assessment in the future. Because the test does not need to be supervised by a medical practitioner it has significant potential to improve concussion assessment in the future in both the professional and community games.

For the third successive season, a mandatory concussion education programme is again being delivered to around 1500 England representative men’s and women’s players, Premiership and Championship players, coaches and support staff and Premiership and Championship referees. This year the programme includes face to face sessions led by club doctors as well as completion of the on-line concussion awareness module for new joiners.

Dr Simon Kemp, chief medical officer for the RFU, commented: “These projects show English professional rugby’s strategic commitment to concussion education, identification and research. All three projects have been developed as a result of collaboration between PRL, RPA and the RFU and a wide range of external independent medical professionals and scientists. They will provide an enhanced and streamlined process for delivering the 4R’s (recognise, remove, recover and return) in professional rugby union.

Ivan Reel, CTO of myplayXplay said: “Combining the world of sports with the newest technology of streaming video to mobile iPad devices is a great combination. We stylised our innovative iOS APP for Premiership Rugby and they will benefit from being able to capture, record and take advantage of video live for the purposes of player welfare. Simple yet effective technology can be used in addressing key and critical video review/replay needs.”

Article from http://www.premiershiprugby.com/
Friday, September 2, 2016

Live streaming app gives IRFU and FA coaches a real-time edge during games

In the unforgiving world of coaching, the live streaming of video content to mobile devices is changing the face of video analysis by giving coaches and analysts in the fields of rugby and football a competitive edge, making them more mobile, nimble and responsive whether the teams are playing on home ground or abroad.

First out of the gate was the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU), which started using a live streaming and mobile tagging application called myplayXplay (‘my-play-by-play’) for live game analysis during the 2013 Guinness Series and the 2014 RBS 6 Nations Championship, to circumvent the challenges presented by more conventional broadcast-based video solutions.

MyplayXplay is housed in a plug-and-play rugged road case that takes live-streaming video from games as they are being played and sends it to mobile devices over WiFi, using HLS H.264 encoding, so that coaches and their teams can analyse game developments in real-time.

The prospect of not being tied down to the traditional broadcast infrastructure and Ethernet connections connecting key video points across the venue to the broadcast truck and to the pitch was one of the reasons that made a mobile streaming app an attractive alternative for the IRFU.

Previously, the technology required to support live game analysis included Macbook Pros, Blackmagic encoders and SDI converters, according to Vinny Hammond, high performance analyst at the IRFU, who outlined that this was neither cost effective nor replicable whilst abroad. “With traditional broadcast equipment, you can’t cart all of that equipment around every time you go to a different stadium. It means that on the other side, coaches get a lesser coaching box experience,” said Hammond.

“When we first encountered this technology in 2013, myplayXplay was addressing an area where we were having difficulty. When we set up on match day the coach is usually emotional, there’s a lot of adrenaline going around and then we have all this equipment and it’s not performing the way we want it to. We took a leap of faith and jumped straight in, dropping myplayXplay into a live environment during the November Series of 2013 when we played Samoa, New Zealand and Australia. The pressure was on, it had to work and it did!”

A unique feature of rugby is that fibre runs right to the coach box, delivering four contractually agreed HD SDI broadcast feeds for every game. The myplayXplay kit sits alongside the coaches, with additional aerials placed across the venue that create a WiFi network to cover the space all the way down to the pitch side. The myplayXplay video streaming solution provides the coaches with a tailored live feed and makes them independent from each other, allowing four different coaches to watch four different moments in the game.

“This technology lets key users move around the venue and talk about the video as the live performance takes place, explained Ivan Reel, CTO of myplayXplay. “All eyes are on the field. If something happens, eyes drop to the app, where video can be replayed and tagged on an iPad or even on a phone located in an arm band.”

The compression hits a happy medium between wirelessly distributing content across the venue and high quality HD, according to Reel. “It’s a huge leap forward in terms of how many users we can have online at any given time and how we can stylise the video to suit a specific user using the replay function, whether it’s an analyst, coach, player or doctor reviewing the content. When dealing with HD-SDI video or fibre video, it’s going to a dumb monitor so control remains at source whereas with streaming tech and wireless, the control sits with the user.”

Better coaching experience

Ease of use was a huge requirement for Hammond: “These top end coaches have no patience when it comes to complicated technology. As an analyst, you don’t want to be the guy that has muddied the water in the coaching box, it’s got to be precise. The idea was to get them what they need in terms of making them a better coach. The answer is: a simpler approach in how we review video.”

Another advantage of streaming technology over more traditional timeline-based broadcast products is that users don’t have to cut and edit video under pressure, they can just place a marker at a point in time and refer back to it.

“Before this, we were cutting video live in game with Final Cut Pro and trying to push it back to the coach to generate our stats,” said Hammond. “Now that the video is coming up in HD on an iPad screen, it’s easily tagged and completely portable. Anything we tag is also loaded to other people’s devices during the game, while each person can focus the content that’s of interest, be it scrum or instant replay.

“At half time, we can bring video into the changing room to show players specific clips, maybe three segments of 8 seconds each. This is an environment where guys’ heart rates are peaking at 5% of their max at times — trying to get that information through to them is crucial.”

The IRFU now uses myplayXplay for all its games, both home and away and has expanded its use to head injury assessment. “In Argentina, we had no water but we had our WiFi,” jokes Hammond, who concludes that the ability to replicate a home set-up at an away game is priceless. “Statistically, away records are shocking, so we try to do everything we can to make it feel like we’re not away from home.”

The FA gets in on the game

Most recently, the Football Association (FA) has confirmed that it is planning to implement myplayXplay throughout its men’s and women’s structure as an analysis tool to support training at St George’s Park, the English Football Association’s national football centre, as well as for certain games. The FA has already trialled the streaming technology around the UEFA 2016 football championship.

Rhys Long, head of performance analysis and insight at the FA Group, explained that streaming video would bring great benefits to the football training sessions. “You want the flow of training to be maintained, especially in terms of international sport where you get a limited amount of time with players,” he said. “Training only lasts 40 minutes to an hour, so every session counts in terms of making sure that you can extrapolate data, that you don’t have to interrupt sessions to convey thoughts back to a coach or player.”

He concluded: “MyplayXplay is one of the only solutions that’s portable enough to take anywhere in the world and that’s able to influence directly on a training session without halting it or pulling players off the pitch. Technology has to complement your environment rather than detract from it.”

Article from http://svgeurope.org By: Monica Heck
Monday, August 29, 2016 

myplayXplay on SportsNet

"A great Teaching tool", "Great Display Technology", "Teams always looking for that edge ... ",
This and more used by SportsNet Commentators to describe myplayXplay. One of the most advanced video tools for Bench and Sideline.

#Liverpool F.C. adopts #myplayXplay for medical oversight and invokes/innovates new protocol for player welfare and live analysis.

A famed stadium through the decades. The cue into the Kop as far as the eye can see, and a sea of red with a ballad, or more rally cry, for all.  To attend game day at Anfield in Liverpool is a defining experience. To contribute to their game is special. Just as the new stand build is refreshing the iconic vision that is Anfield, and its team Liverpool F.C., so does the Medical and Analytics staff with technology to ensure player welfare and an innovation of a new analysis paradigm. 

#Liverpool F.C. adopts #myplayXplay for medical oversight and invokes/innovates new protocol for player welfare and live analysis. myplayXplay deployed to Liverpool F.C. recently and have set in motion several firsts in the beautiful game. With unique refinements and feature additions bespoke for LFC the App has a strong potential to overhaul player welfare protocol, and on a whole, the use of video technology for replay analysis. The App continues to push the instant review/replay agenda with a momentous strategy to help lift unwarranted restrictions on the use of video and technology.

This is about player welfare and fitness and we must never dismiss technology when efforting to protect our players.
Dr. Andrew Massey, Head of Medical Services.

Dr. Massey's brief comment is met with excitement acknowledging his ambition and commitment, echoing two of the club's four values. As an MD he is right in his need for the system but as a technologist we relish his input while developing new workflows and protocols with the myplayXplay software team!

The old workflow meant medical staff had to rely on an infrequent and shared fixed feed at sideline. This process was described by some of Barclay's Premier League staff in attendance as being hit or miss. Having witnessed the fixed line feed directly giving it a fifty per cent effectiveness is likely too high a rating. They would see instance on field and then they would wait with the expectation of possibly not being able to review the play. If they were lucky Liverpool staff would get an additional replay. This was all at the mercy of the broadcaster on air schedule. Not ideal when your attempting to evaluate an injured players health.

With the use of myplayXplay they have gotten a rich in-App review/replay and tagging redundant viewing scenario. All operated on big bright #iPadAir2 and #iPadPros with a simplicity of a touch, tap and a swipe. This unprecedented control now allows multiple team staff on field and additionally several up high to keep a close eye on questionable tackles, body hits and concussions .

Deployment day was an unquestionable and unparalleled success!  The product now enables so many more eyes for oversight and analysis. The day also built on the earlier success the system had for LFC where Dr. Massey was able to evaluate and assess Dejan Lovren on the field.

In one unfortunate event the entire myplayXplay workflow and process had proven invaluable. In the old way Dr.Massey might not ever see the severity of the hit or tackle. In the new way Dr. Massey's inflow of decision critical information increased dramatically aiding his prognosis and possible on field treatment.

The team at myplayXplay look forward to achieving even more with Dr. Massey and his staff. 

About myplayXplay
myplayXplay™  (my-play-by-play) is a first of its kind, live streaming video sport analysis technology. Using iPad tablets with an interactive, easy-to-use hardware and software solution it enables coaches, sports and medical staff to use iPads to review and interact with a game on video as it happens live. Headquartered in Ontario, Canada, myplayXplay is currently with Ireland’s rugby team IRFU, Liverpool FC, and Wales Rugby Union WRU. In North America it is being used today with Ontario Junior A Hockey League (OJHL), Eastern Junior Hockey, And the New York Rangers at the NHL, League (EJHL)  Midwest Prep Hockey League (MPHL) as well as the National Hockey League (NHL).

Choose Your Stadium Tablet Video Weapons Wisely. It could impact your result!

Did Microsoft lose the Championship for the Patriots? It is no laughing matter to think so. But the reality ... maybe!  And, after all, it came down to the final play for the win.

(image courtesy of https://twitter.com/seankjensen)

myplayXplay was not there and we don't fully comprehend the error on the day accept that a Microsoft technical support person identified the fail as "connectivity issues". To the team at myplayXplay this was our likely conclusion as well. A database or server failure was never really in consideration as the problem at hand for the Patriots.

In the development of myplayXplay fail-over redundancy in connectivity has always been top of scope and the highest value in the chain of features. Delivery must not fail.  In our minds if only one moment was lost that was to be reviewed/replayed then the product failed.  Hence our reason for "Mea Culpa" on Microsoft's part in the Patriots loss.

Choose Your Stadium Tablet Video Weapons Wisely. It could impact your result!

As a result myplayXplay has become a very different solution by comparison to what Microsoft has attempted for the NFL. And the comparison ends at "we both use a tablet". A major differentiator is that myplayXplay is a Full HD Video streaming solution and not just Still Images. We are also well into shipping our product as a Multi-camera and Multi-angle video delivery platform to iPads off Broadcast (OB) truck. As well as streaming video we also deliver to bench and sideline HD quality clip as start/stop action or what we call "duration tagging". The two conditions mean redundancy in multiple video types as far as our backend services are concerned. Or more simply ... the user will always get some type of video to them.  It is simplification but serves as a brief for understanding how our product works. 

Choose Your Stadium Tablet Video Weapons Wisely.

It goes without saying that in Venue/Stadium connectivity, the problem this weekend, is a Bear and amazingly complex. Of course, it (RF and WiFi) being the problem, is our assumption and who is to ever really know from yesterdays game.  However you may ask .. well what has the myplayXplay team addressed in the way of stadiums? This past year alone we were, and are, in use and have setup at, Wembley, Twickenham, Aviva in Dublin, Stade De France, Olympico in Rome, Anfield in Liverpool as well as Millennium in Wales to name just a few. We also have an NHL team that sets up in every major rink across North America. We know venue! And knowing venue, understanding Radio Frequency (RF) maps and your own situational awareness for game in, game out success is key and paramount. The rules apply to any and every single major stadium in the world. It is not Voodoo or Black Magic as I have heard described and cringed at when heard. It is a technology and is part of your kit as a Sports Statistician and Analysts. Do you need to be a accredited network specialist. No, but it could not hurt. We have seen many Venues/Stadiums saturated with RF and even Doppler Radar systems have created problems, yet as we guide our customers through setup they smile as they come out of game with zero faults or errors. We don't relish being the technical support guy from Microsoft on the sideline for the Patriots game. In fact, we train and educate our user base how to make sure he is never that guy before the first whistle even blows! And that is the key. Training and Education as connectivity awareness is the only real concern at game time in our new technology requirements for teams and sport.

Does the platform pick by a team have much to do with the woes encountered by the Patriots? Not for us to say. But as a Professional grade #Apple #iPad and iOS option and alternative we have accounts every weekend with far less dedicated technology staff to ensure success. Happy to report, we are successful every weekend with some of the biggest brands and names in sport.

Apple Insider article on #Microsoft mishap.
http://appleinsider.com/…/microsoft-surface-blamed-for-nfl-…-

myplayXplay - Check out our RWC2015 in London this year.
https://www.linkedin.com/…/personal-comment-victory-myplayx…

And here, why iPad Pro is the new norm for coaches, analysts and team doctors.
https://www.linkedin.com/…/experiential-screen-combining-ip…

Choose Your Stadium Tablet Video Weapons Wisely.

The Experiential Screen. Combining #iPad Pro and #myplayXplay - A turning point for Coaching, Video Analysis and Medical Review.

On New Years Eve I traveled through the night to Dublin Ireland to size up using iPad Pro with a myplayXplay install. The question was ... Does the iPad Pro and its size usher in the advent of iPads surpassing the notebook as a users main computing device? Our customer was playing on New Years Day. Connacht Rugby's use of myplayXplay has always been exceptional and are without a doubt a team representative of how we envisioned our kit being put into live game. How they took on the iPad Pro was even further encouraging. And, as I had anticipated, Apple's latest iteration of a tablet computer possesses the ability to change everything.

The Experiential Screen. Combining #iPad Pro and #myplayXplay

It is the new "smaller but bigger screen"! Huh, you say? I agree, that statement is a contradiction. But as experiences go the iPad Pro is shifting the idea of what we use day to day in a new bigger but highly portable screen size. The iPad is a very large, completely enveloped, brilliant immersive vivid picture involvement. And, even with its obvious displacement being on the larger scale, it becomes a feather-light giant screen presentation display for a coach, analyst or doctor that rests easily in their hands. myplayXplay of course is a video replay and instant review solution for players, coaches, analysts and doctors live in game.

The Experiential Screen. Combining #iPad Pro and #myplayXplay

When we combine the myplayXplay App with iPad Pro the view of the game changes dramatically. At this screen size, untethered, with unrivaled HD quality myplayXplay allows for high value decisions to be made live in game. Dene Hills of World Cup winners Australia Cricket puts it this way.

 

 " ... with myplayXplay there is just something special and compelling about the game presentation in HD video made to coaches and allowing contextualized control of replay on an Air2, or a giant screen in hand with an iPad Pro."

 

The Experiential Screen. Combining #iPad Pro and #myplayXplay When you have this of kind of video fidelity combined with an App like myplayXplay it compels coaches to interact to say the least! (listen here at 53:00" to one players recounting during rugby world Cup 2015) . It is so powerful that we have witnessed coaches become so engrossed with the myplayXplay App continually looking at game play on iPads in conjunction to watching the field of play.

This was my aha moment during this New Years Day game. What is the reaction when users have iPad Pro in hand? Well, in fact, when we moved Connacht Rugby coaches to iPad Pro all other screens supplied by the OB Truck or Macbook running older generation video feeds were mostly ignored. Our theory holds true, that when using myplayXplay, when I can hold it like a book, yet it feels like a sheet of paper and it responds instantly to my requests while being big in presentation ... now ... I have transcended my current experience for a better, bigger and more responsive one.

The Experiential Screen. Combining #iPad Pro and #myplayXplay

What about our ever increasing medical player welfare agendas by pro teams? What can the experiential screen yield in this application?

 

#Injury and #Concussion are well understood at diagnosis but the opportunity to understand if a diagnosis is necessary at times is quite elusive in sport during game performance. Pace, speed and how quick the injury occurs means if your not watching you just can't see it. This is no longer the case when we point myplayXplay and iPad Pro at the problem. This is the true experience of contextualized control and massive video that we have been demonstrating and encouraging with teams for months. That is to say, it is an untethered wireless, huge in presentation and a finger tipped controlled video required contingency with myplayXplay. For many of our Doctors who use myplayXplay their stance on injury review dictates that they have at least one iPad at every game to do specialized review of incident. Once an incident on field is identified, it is replayed and reviewed and replayed exhaustively. This, then leads to the kicking off of various protocols to evaluate players health status. Can they play or are they removed from field.  Seen here, a UK Premier League Doctor on field doing exactly that protocol cited above with myplayXplay for one of his players.

The Experiential Screen. Combining #iPad Pro and #myplayXplay

The use of iPads and HD video with myplayXplay gives an instant understanding of what was needed for his player. The use of our tool in this situation was exemplary. Does the prognosis change without myplayXplay, likely not. However medics and doctors with video are now better informed to treat him. With bigger and better video that the iPad Pro will allow means even greater visuals for insight and understanding into the severity of injury as it happens.

Crystallized New Years day in my mind is this ... myplayXplay is not just the creation of an App for a sports user base. No, in fact, we are fundamentally changing the behaviour of coaches, analysts and sports medics. We do this in congruence with the next generation of computing devices. 

Whether you are coach, player, analyst or doctor combining iPad Pro and myplayXplay is a winning combination.

And, we have so much more to come.

 

Innovative Canadian technology aids coaches during game time. myplayXplay is video Live-To-Bench. Wireless to iPads, simple and easy to use.

We love this ... We love what we do with video for teams to iPads.

Technology products in sport are being adopted at a rapid pace. Coaches globally are constantly looking for that edge at game time.  Winning of course is everything. Payroll alone demands it. But while many sporting organizations choose a path of post game analysis with data and video the New York Rangers have ventured out and done more in adopting myplayXplay for live in game video in conjuction wth their current workflows in post game.

Much of the time at myplayXplay we get asked questions about stats and data analysis. Generally our responses to these questions are lack lustre. We do have many plans for stats analysis in our kit and relish the idea having data sets from Opta and NHL hits plug into myplayXplay mapping against our video. (to name a couple) But the core focus of our product is what we do with LIVE video. And, let me tell you, we do LIVE video extremely well.

How well? .... The October 30th 2015 game NYR vs. TML was illuminating when it came to highlighting that fact about how diverse and flexible we are with video to iPads. During a Coach Challenge the NYR bench had more video information given their expert use of the product. There was no need to wait for the BigScreen to play the incident back. And they were able to review exactly the same footage that was being presented to referees via the in-house system specifically built for this purpose of Coach Challenge review (example above inline, not myplayXplay). What yielded was a result that all three coaches were better informed about what was about to happen. And this is but one benefit to using myplayXplay.Of even more importance is what was happening off bench. (image above) The product is truly unique in that other coaches high in gantry are also using the product and also get a real time game feed. As we are not tethered to any cables (users are mobile) allowing myplayXplay to place-shift anyone who needs the game video in the venue. So the question .. what about all that valuable time while Coach Challenge was occurring ?.. Well obviously we aid those same coaches to review the video and become invaluable as they look back in time on occurrences that need to be addressed in game.

The team at myplayXplay are creating a value proposition to coaches of all sport discipline. An unparalleled capability in video that is LIVE in game and when it counts.

See more at myplayXplay.com and facebook.com/myplayXplay

 

A World Cup class victory for myplayXplay

The opening of Rugby World Cup has been a real spectacle. The performances and heart put into each game has been inspired. The scoreboards in many cases do not indicate the competitive action and fierce battles occurring on field. Many of us here at myplayXplay are keen to start our day with our product in this same manner. Fitting that we pursue rugby and its technology hungry analysts and their desires and needs in game.

For myself #RWC2015 is especially personal. Not only because it is our first but also because it is a story and vision that has been realised with the help of two great powerhouses. Ireland and Wales understood very early on the value in what we do in game and in performance. More importantly their action on a game by game basis prove our model of streaming video and wireless transmission, with context, as being a vital component and the future of how video will be deployed in game. When so many others told them, "can't be done" or worse "why would you want to do that?" then tried and failed, the team at myplayXplay moved head and just made it easy for all levels of user on teams. And of note ... The "whys" are yet to be discovered in many cases. Both these teams find new uses and continue to fill my feature funnel!

We continue to innovate around the core product bringing new workflows into the scope and the vision of the ever changing solution that is myplayXplay. Are we perfect ? Pretty close ! No, of course not. But that comes with the technology territory and venturing out past the comfort zone for you as analysts. We do however always get the ball over the line. Which is a big deal as we liken ourselves to being more a David and Goliath story - a theme not missed in the global game of rugby and also demonstrated in no small victory by Japan. Also of note ... many of the Goliath in our Analytics world state "No" and "Can't be done". Yet on daily basis this talented team disprove their conjecture and our customers bust their myths around what is good video and the comment, "that can never work". Ask them!

Continued success to all Rugby participants and a great RWC2015 to you.

Ivan Reel, CTO AASI myplayXplay

myplayXplay goes to NFL Combine

In February myplayXplay will be at the Indiana NFL Combine presenting with our partners and their innovative solution Lyvve Coach. With myplayXplay at the heart of the solution attendees will see instant replay live to LED Big Board/Screen. Also on display will be the next generation Multiple camera myplayXplay solution. Now with our network strategy and 8K solutions partner multiple angles can now be easily addressed and sent to the tablet app for quick review and metadata marking. Up to 4 cameras can be in sync and each event mark now references all angles at once. 

www.nflcombine.net

Check out on ice TEACH from on iPad to BIG screen at St. Andrews College

When we set out developing myplayXplay it was not to just create an in app video solution that stayed in app on tablet. We looked at the entire ecosystem a coach sits within. We wanted to enhance their coach technique of play, ingest, review, and then teach. But our TEACH is live. It is that ability to let coaches retrieve and recall for when it matters most.

This past summer we installed myplayXplay campus wide for St Andrews College. Now from almost anywhere on campus Coach can retrieve clip and review plays from server. In this shot coach Manning is swapping tags just before their first exhibition game at their newly built arena from his office.

With our expert implementation of Airplay in APP we give the ability for Coach Manning to playback full screen HD wirelessly from iPad to AppleTV against the glass. Training session takes on a whole new meaning with his ability to replay performance immediately during an on ice teach session.

The attached image of Coach David Manning Saint Andrew's College in Aurora, Ontario allows him to place shift content to wherever and whenever he needs it. Thumbs up for innovative coaching style using top technology from the team at myplayXplay.

 

St Andrew's Hockey 1st team myplayXplay classroom pregame review.

We came back to check in on Dave Manning at St. Andrew's College. Check out his pre-game classroom workflow to his boys before they step on the ice against their opponent. Note his use of the telestrator in myplayXplay. This was our vision of how myplayXplay gets used post and pre-game. We are Live tagging but yet so much more to a coach and staff. His team is 23 and 3 on the season and winning all their tournaments! — with Ivan Reel and David Manning at St. Andrew's College.

Wales Vs Ireland Setups

The Irish had a truly inspired match day against Wales. myplayXplay proves again what is possible with innovation as the focus. — at Aviva Stadium.

myplayXplay at Bournemouth FC

The myplayXplay team were a success at the Bournemouth vs. Burnley game this past weekend. The ability to tag while in grandstand was successfully demonstrated and put into production by the Bournemouth Analysts. myplayXplay is unique in that it is almost zero training time required to setup and go to work. — in Bournemouth, United Kingdom.

Healthcare Innovation and Discovery in Eastern Canada

This week I’m traveling in Eastern Canada or more specifically the greater Toronto area. I’m came to speak at a healthcare executive roundtable event organized by my Microsoft colleagues who manage our health business in Canada. It was also an opportunity to catch up with some of our customers and partners in the region. Last night I had dinner with Ken Sutcliff who serves as CIO for Cancer Care Ontario, an organization that touches the lives of more than 300,000 citizens in Ontario. Ken and I have met on several occasions over the years in Toronto and at industry conferences. He’s one of those forward looking individuals who is always pressing the envelope on ways to better serve patients through innovative uses of technology. He’s also a pragmatist, and as such, is particularly interested in leveraging cloud technologies to provide better, more scalable services to his constituents while lowering his organization’s fixed IT costs. If you happen to share this interest for your own organization, I can highly recommend a visit the new Microsoft Technology Center in Mississauga. It is the place in Canada to experience how technology is being used to improve and transform how business gets done.

You may recall that a few weeks ago a wrote a piece on HealthBlog titled, Do we need to reimagine the electronic medical record. This morning I had a chance to meet up with a partner called AVOCA. They are doing the kind of work I was referring to in that post about reimaging the EMR. As company representative, Fred Rossi, explained to me; how they got where they are is perhaps as interesting as what they are doing.

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myplayXplay debuts at Canada's Memorial Cup in London Ontario!

myplayXplay is at Memorial Cup astounding officials and league convenors with it's amazing simplicity and high value system of HD tagging.

Referee Officials doing extensive play review in their hotel suite with myplayXplay. Noted comments were " ... we get high value, high quality video playback with ease of use and simplicity in an App. myplayxXplay changes so many things to our current workflow."

myplayXplay was deployed with QPR at Wembley, MemorialCup for Officials and Conveners of CHL

It was a myplayXplay weekend in the sports world kids. Our iPad tagging application was deployed with QPR at Wembley, MemorialCup for Officials and Conveners of CHL and Welsh Rugby at Millennium Stadium during the ERC final between Toulon and Saracens for a demo in prep for World Tour. Most importantly Cardiff Metropolitan took delivery of their new system in a bid to utilize in higher education writing best practices along the way.

The image attached shows the ease with which we can send vision to iPads from any location in Venue. We were at minimum 400ft from the broadcaster booth (outlined in RED). That was just cool!

myplayXplay doing an exceptional job just at the Toulon bench. Demo and Field testing for Welsh Rugby. HD source ~ 400ft away!

Staff at myplayXplay have been excited to help out at the USAhockey Development Camp all week in Amherst USA.

We talk about the workflows that myplayXplay can yield for various coaching styles .. USAHockey head coaches put it all into practice these past two weeks in picking their U16 and U17 teams.

From on ice practice to on the bench during games and then off to the lecture halls, myplayXplay possesses the flexibility to accommodate all instances of use. Other systems can't approach this kind of flexibility. Simply getting clip to user is a laborious and inefficient task.

myplayXplay from the ground up is built to ensure elegance and that content travels easy from live game to post analysis.

The size and scope of the event has easily been addressed with our innovative solution in a video platform. Where competitive systems attempt to accommodate simple email clip to iPads, myplayXplay, at this event, has no less than 5 iPads in each arena receiving streams to allow dynamic tagging to occur real-time and without delay. Instant retrieval is also allowed and with simple iPad navigation there has never been a more easily managed video platform available to so many users at one time in any live event.

Because we also download fast to iPads ... Post the long day on ice and of reviewing events live, users then bring iPads to hotels and are easily scrubbing and reviewing again for performance and communicative purposes to attending players at Camp. Best of all they do it all from their iPad attached to a big screen Television. With additional planning we can also enable fully Airplay capability to Apple TV!

What was also evident is that the user group can be expanded based on individual's discipline. Meaning, we witnessed Goalie coaches, Head Coaches and Referees watching and reviewing live video each and every day simultaneously! We break down the barrier to entry for users who wish to push the envelope of utilization of video in their game and coaching style.

Theses workflows are not developed by mistake. The idea of iPad in production for live event is what we have built from the ground. We are not attempting to bolt features onto legacy PC or OS X video applications. It is the vision in practical execution utilizing standards in WiFi, Video and iPad. And it works!

myplayXplay is the future of video performance and tagging to mobile devices such as iPad.

Connacht have won the opening three games of the season

Well done to our newest member of the family!
Connacht have won the opening three games of the season for the first time in the league's history.

Unbelievable atmosphere at a sold out Sportsground tonight. We're in Glasgow next Friday night but see most of you back here in Galway for the Connacht v Cardiff game on Fri October 3rd.

Full time: Connacht 10 - 9 Leinster

USAHockey Magazine features myplayXplay in September 2014 Issue

What a wonderful feeling ....

... just arrived home from Ireland to ensure the boys at Connacht Rugby got off to a great start ... They did indeed with their win as coaches enthusiastically commented on how cool myplayXplay was to use during game ... I picked up the latest issue of USAHockey and saw our company highlighted as a technology leader in sport for next generation tools for Player Development. Action = Results

Stay tuned we have so much more to come.

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myplayXplay in action at Galway Sportsgrounds

At myplayXplay we were very proud to see our tool used so extensively for the Connacht home opening victory in Galway. The coach staff adopted myplayXplay with ease integrating into their coaching of the game. — at Galway Sportsgrounds.

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