iCryptex Training has been created from the collaboration of Giovanni Bonocore and Roberto Angiolucci. Childhood friends, supported by a passion for sports, soccer in particular, and helped by computer professionals and the sport industry, designed and pefected iCryptex Training: an easy to use System that helps the athlete to improve the performance and reduce the risk of injury.
Giovanni Bonocore, Performance Coach and High Performance Analyst, lives in Pisa and has experienced a work path at multiple professional Italian football teams. He distinguished himself in particular for his work in the laboratory and in the field as a Personal Trainer for Alessandro Del Piero, between 2008 and 2012 at the Juventus, and in 2012 and 2013 in Australia at the Sydney FC.
Roberto Angiolucci, Director of Operations and Sales, lives since 20 years in New York, and he is established entrepreneur in the field of Fashion and owner of a well-known shoe brand. With a past as a semi-professional soccer athlete in Italy, he still has a passion for soccer and sport in general, and especially for the research and preparation of athletic performance.
iCriptex Training is a system that allows daily monitoring of the neuromuscular status of the athlete, so that he can safely set up a customized workout, improving his performance and minimizing the risk of injuries. It also lets you know how to recover from training the previous day to facilitate the programming of the workout the next day.
The system iCryptex Training uses an iPhone app that, using the technology of the device it collects the data of the "man-machine" through some simple physical tests and answers to a questionnaire. Then the app sends, together with the data the user who has the password that protects its access to the system, the data collected and the answers to a web service. The web service receives the data, sorts it, processes them by extracting the indices and markers required and saves them, taking care of saving even calculated data derived from primitive data input. The data is thus historicized in a centralized database. Finished processing, the web service returns to the App the outcome of the tests and simultaneously updates a web panel that the athletic trainer, the coaching staff or the athlete himself owns. Each with their own account can view the immediate outcome of the tests and the historian of the previous tests.
Thanks to the collection of psychophysical data (Intelligence) obtained from the execution of the test on strength (CMJ bipodalic and monopodalic) and later moment by moment analysis of the kinetic chain muscle (Cryptex), in a few seconds the athlete, the coach and all the coaching staff are able to know the athlete's neuromuscular conditions to design the right training staff.
The physical test consists of a countermovement jump: starting from a standing position, the athlete performs, with his iPhone inside his/her shorts (compression / cyclist), a folding of the legs and a fast relaxation in order to complete a jump, then return standing at the starting point. The test is carried out with both limbs in a bipodalic, and monopodalic manner. The first results of the test performed by the athlete are available directly on the Iphone at the end of the test, while the detailed analysis is available in a protected area accessible through a dedicated link.
In addition to obtaining the maximum value of Force reached, the system is capable of analyzing, instant by instant, the values and the trend of all the data of the eccentric force, as well as the impact force while returning to the ground, with related proprioceptive systems. The performance analyst will also have all the time to reach Force and duration of the main stages of the gesture. It also indicates some coefficients of the utmost importance as the Explosive Strength Index, Relative Strength and Activation Neurogenic. The athlete may well have an updated picture every day of his physical or mental condition which modulates his training.
To take advantage of the data and transform them into a true super custom workout, the athlete will be able to consult a trainer who has obtained a "license" to read data from the staff of Cryptex LLC.
Right on your iPhone, you can get the main data analysis (Fig. 1).
In the protected area dedicated to the link and data one can see the graphs of the performance of the vertical forces and horizontal ones, in addition to data from moment to moment of the same forces, photographing the psychophysical state of the athlete (Fig. 2 - Fig. 3).
In the case of management of many athletes, it is also possible to have a group photograph of the team to facilitate a general reading and immediate action by the technician (Fig. 4).
In case of negative data shown in comparison to the historical results of the athlete, system is highlighted with a different color (Fig. 5).
The system allows iCryptex Training, compared to current technologies, to be able to carry out the analysis of the athletes even several times a week instead of only every two to three months. This allows a constant monitoring the mental and physical state and health of the athlete, so they can take action on a daily basis with a real personal training.
The athletes will be able to take the test in their own home just got up in the morning, and his technical staff receives after a few seconds all the results to its own training center, in order to create a customized training session based on the data, before the arrival of the athlete.
The system allows the coach to remotely monitor the athlete (the coach in Pisa-Italy and the athlete in New York, for example), and is designed to manage and monitor at the same time an entire team of athletes.