SyncThink announces its newest partnership with the NBA’s Washington Wizards, the latest to adopt the EYE-SYNC brain health assessment tool.
The team will adopt the SyncThink platform to better understand the role fatigue plays on brain performance throughout the course of the season. The team’s performance and medical staff will work closely to screen and monitor current players, as well as the roster of the Wizards G League affiliate Capital City Go-Go, and for future assessments of draft-eligible prospects, according to a media release.
“We are excited to partner with SyncThink, and eager to incorporate the EYE-SYNC technology as additional objective measures into how we assess high performance and monitor fatigue as part of our comprehensive player management system,” says Steve Smith, Senior Director of Health, Wellness, and Performance for the Washington Wizards.
The Washington Wizards join the Atlanta Hawks and Golden State Warriors as the most recent NBA franchises to implement objective eye-tracking metrics to evaluate performance readiness and quantify the risk of injury to players with poor dynamic vision.
Better evaluating how the brain recovers during the season can allow the teams to understand the accumulation of travel, optimization of sleep schedules, and if adjustments to training schedules can translate to decreased injuries and better on-court performance, the release continues.
“We are really excited about this collaboration with the Wizards,” SyncThink CCO Scott Anderson says. “They have a very clear plan about how they will implement the EYE-SYNC technology, and how it can improve performance across the organizations.
“While we are already identifying some interesting datasets in the NBA, we are hopeful about uncovering, even more, working with both staffs. With three pro teams on the platform we are seeing a clear trend in basketball to use proactive monitoring of fatigue and readiness to optimize performance and minimize injury.”