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PLANTIGA JOINS THE USABS FAMILY AS AN OFFICIAL SUPPLIER

by Abby Slenker

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (Aug 9, 2023)- USA Bobsled Skeleton (USABS) announced today its collaboration with Plantiga as an Official Supplier for the team. 


Based out of Vancouver, Canada, Plantiga is a human analytics company that specializes in providing advanced movement analysis solutions. The company was founded by Quin Sandler and his father, Norman McKay, to empower movement health professionals by bringing lab-quality movement analysis out into the real world, where it matters most. Over 10 years of research has culminated in the current smart insole system, which is used by researchers, physiotherapists, strength coaches and professional sports teams all over the world to keep their patients and athletes healthy and moving their best.


"We could not be more excited to partner with USABS. They, more than anyone, understand the need for in-depth movement analysis for both injury prevention and performance. We're proud to be able to support some of the best bobsled and skeleton athletes in the world in accomplishing their movement goals,” shared Sandler about the partnership. 


“We are excited to explore the insights that Plantiga can offer USA Bobsled/Skeleton. In a competitive sport where hundredths of seconds depend directly on force and power, their innovative device and method of measuring asymmetrical force production could be huge in helping individual athletes improve their pushing ability and in helping us form optimal push combinations,” shared Curt Tomasevicz, Director of Sport Performance.


Even in the off-season for USABS’ athletes, the training ever stops; spring and summer is devoted to continued strength training as well as sprint training to improve athletes’ pushes for the upcoming season. Thanks to Plantiga’s innovative and research-backed technology, they can train hard knowing they are protected from the feet up by highly specialized gear. 

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About USA Bobsled/Skeleton

USA Bobsled/Skeleton is the national governing body for the sports of bobsled and skeleton in the United States. The organization oversees the development of athletes, coaches, and teams that represent the United States in international competitions. USABS is committed to promoting the growth of the sports of bobsled and skeleton and providing opportunities for athletes of all levels to participate in the sport. For more information, visit USABS.com.


About Plantiga 

Plantiga is a human analytics company based in Vancouver, Canada, specializing in providing advanced movement analysis solutions. With a mission to enhance human performance and wellness, Plantiga develops groundbreaking hardware and software products that enable seamless, accurate, and comprehensive movement data collection. By harnessing the power of wearable technology, Plantiga allows health practitioners and sports teams to unlock valuable insights and optimize health and performance outcomes. For more information, visit Plantiga.com.

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