- Motivating users with computer-based interactive feedback and social interaction
- Challenging the body with an extensive variety of resistance and impact-based functional fitness and sports training activities
- Engaging visual, auditory and tactile senses, plus proprioceptors, to improve brain fitness, sensory processing and overall neurological performance
- Integrating action-based learning for math, language skills and music
- Tracking results – scores, accuracy, heart rate, motion, speed.
Here’s a more detailed look at the technological and programming features and benefits of SMART.
Benefits – Physical
Fitness – Cardiovascular, strength, aerobic, anaerobic, functional, core strength, balance, flexibility & range of motion
Sports – Throwing, catching, kicking, tracking, conditioning, accuracy, placement, footwork, ball speed and control, quickness, speed and agility
Benefits – Neural and Cognitive
Proprioception, vestibular control, hand-foot-eye coordination, brain plasticity – “Miracle Grow for the brain”, cognitive agility, motor coordination and reaction skills, neural system repair, attention and focus, memory, problem solving, speed, accuracy and reaction timing, decision making under pressure and “in-the-now” training (zone training)
Benefits – Social and Behavioral
Enjoyment, team building, cooperation, inclusion, competition (self and others), social development, goal setting, peer respect, discipline and self control, confidence and self-esteem
SMART programming engages users in a wide variety of physical and mental challenges requiring high levels of focus, concentration and skills for multiple populations – from pre-schoolers to performance athletes to seniors.
How it Works
Players use visual and auditory cues to hit randomly or sequentially moving targets with hands, feet, beanbags, foam noodles, and playground, medicine or sports balls, working individually or as teams to achieve their best score. Score accumulates with each new target hit as the clock counts down.
Integrated Brain- Body Training
SMART (Sensory Motor Activity Reaction Training) combines four features to create a unique Integrated Brain-Body Training experience: 1) real, tactile, resistance and impact based training, 2) multiplanar lower body movement over various distances, 3) multiplanar upper body functional and sports movement and 4) brain stimulation from direct interaction with targets, sounds, programmed environment and other participants.
Chase the Target, Lights Out, Play Tune, Simon Says, Find Skippy, Tic-Tac-Toe, Rally Wall (like racquetball), Action Math, Know Your Alphabet, Chase the Moving Zone, Catch the Rainbow, Rapid Fire Speed Games, Dash Speed Games, Goal Score (soccer ball speed and placement), Aces (tennis speed and placement)
SMART Trainer: Separated panels – Multi-station system accommodates up to ten players per station (1 – 16 stations)
SMART Pro Trainer: Joined panels – Works in two modes: multi station as well as fully integrated target wall (2- 16 panels/stations)
SMART Play Pods: Individual targets scattered around room (7 – 98 pods)
Game Options & Program Versatility
Up to 1900 games with hundreds of different ways to play each. Half will be dedicated to brain games, while others will focus on specific market applications like action-based learning, sports-specific performance training, sensory processing, occupational & physical therapy, and fitness for all levels.
Movement for Groups and Individuals
Both up and back and lateral movement are achieved as targets are sequenced to move within a single station for group and individual skill development, teamwork and competition, or to move from station to station for higher level fitness and sports training.
Learning Progressions & Sustainability
Games challenge different and improving ability levels over time with progressive target areas ranging in size from an entire station to a single target (see target accuracy).
Android tablet (included) and/or smartphone app
A grid of 7 x 7 multicolored LED targets allow for any keyboard symbol to be shown. Multiple colors, shapes, letters and numbers create extensive programming options for cardio & functional fitness, brain fitness, performance sports training, action-based learning, rehab & more.
Target Accuracy and Strike Triangulation
Target accuracy can be measured to within 3 inches by combining electronic sensors with strike triangulation technology. Scoring can be based on precision placement and can be set to vary depending on the sport or skill level required.
Heart Rate Tracking
SMART targets read heart rate when hand is placed over a target.
Brain Fitness and Sensory Integration
Unique multisensory stimulation of the brain and body through hands, feet, eyes, ears, proprioceptors and vestibular system. Multiple target colors, shapes and symbols, accuracy demands, and new programming sequences offer greater simultaneous mental and physical stimulation to improve brain and body integration.
The new features articulated above can be set to stimulate specific hemispheres of the brain. When a person practices at a higher level than their comfort zone, the neurological system naturally starts rewiring to adapt to the greater demand. When this demand coincides with the release of BDNF (Brain Derived Neurotropic Factors) during aerobic exercise, the entire process is accelerated.
Multichannel, high fidelity sound allows for sound mixing to achieve customizable levels of auditory input specifically designed to stimulate whole brain thinking and re-wiring. Sound banks have multiple options for different user groups and can be set to stimulate specific hemispheres of the brain.
Attentive Auditory Training
Audio cues increase the multisensory training experience and brain-body benefits. Audio cues recorded in 424 Hz and 432 Hz are specifically designed for individuals with noise sensitivity and sensory processing disorders. For sports performance training, crowd noises can be introduced to train athletes to focus on ball play while selectively tuning out distractions. Play Tune games teach users to recognize and memorize musical notes.
The speed tracking option incorporates speed and movement into game scoring, with the ability to measure both player and ball speed to and from the system, as well as lateral movement of players.
For all games, a time clock can be set from 10 seconds to 10 minutes depending on group size, fitness level, type of game, and player expertise.
Online Tracking – Scores
Online score tracking can be used for assessments, leaderboards and competition.
Our online program library of fitness and sports games, drills, and classes for multiple demographic groups is available to all customers. All games/drills will be accessible via Android-based game controller.
Programming – Split Stations
SMART Trainer can be programmed with target games confined to each station or with target games requiring players to move from station to station, broadening the visual and audio landscape and creating numerous opportunities for lateral and multiplanar movement.
Programming – Joined Stations
SMART ProTrainer now offers three user options: training stations separated by panels, training stations utilizing all panels, or performance mode integrating all targets on all panels in a single game for individuals, groups, or 2 players/teams
VPN connection allows remote diagnosis by qualified service technicians. System is accessible from front for all repairs
Maximum System Size
Up to 16 SMART Trainer accommodates up to 144 players. SMART Pro Trainer can be customized for up to 16 panels as well. SMART Play Pods for up to 98 pods can be customized to meet user needs.
Dual laminate sand-filled ABS panels have superior density, rigidity and mass. The result is the energy stays with the ball, delivering truer, deeper rebounds designed to develop neuro-muscular patterning that is transferable to real sports and functional training. Our patented panels also dampen impact sound and promote longevity.
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