Sport psychologists at the University of South Wales will tailor biofeedback equipment and training to ensure the maximum performance of Welsh athletes at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The experts have secured funding worth £47,000 to develop technologies, which will enhance the performances of athletes at high-profile sports events such as the upcoming Games.
Dr David Shearer, who is leading the project at the institution, said: “Biofeedback is an arousal awareness intervention used in health, clinical and performance settings, to help users develop control of their emotional states, by providing immediate visual feedback of their physiological status.
“This project aims to address specific shortcomings in the current technology that limits it application in sport, and deliver tangible performance benefits to the Welsh athletes involved in the project.”
Economy minister Edwina Hart said: “This is a good example of how our Academic Expertise for Business programme is supporting collaboration at an international level and helping to commercialise the expertise within academia. It also has the added bonus of helping our athletes to achieve peak performance.”