Sport Chek's New Retail Lab Features Our Gait Analysis System


TORONTO, Jan. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Sport Chek, Canada's leading sporting goods retailer and the Official Sports Store of Canada's Olympic Team, today unveiled a game-changing retail lab.

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1/11/2013 - Sports Technologist Nominates Medical Motion in Top 10 Video Analysis Software

My name is Jason Anson and I’m a Sport Technologist who is passionate about technology and how it can help coaches and athletes. I have a blog at that has attracted more than 20,000 Facebook and Twitter followers in my first year.

This week I posted a 2013 Performance Video Analysis Readers Survey to engage my readers in a Top 10 Video Analysis Software Contest. As a result your software has been nominated - congratulations. The survey and contest will run until March 31, 2013 at which point the results will be released to my readers online.

I encourage you to display the attached Top 10 nominee badge on your website, Facebook, Twitter and link it back to your nominee listing at How you qualify as a finalist is by having people leave comments and share your listing on social media sites.


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12/2009 - Medical Motion client named the “Top Running Store in America”

NAPERVILLE IL – The Naperville Running Company, a local specialty running retailer, has just been recognized as the “Top Running Store in America ©” by two leading trade and consumer publications.

The 50 Best Running Stores in America award was originally created by Formula4Medica, LLC to recognize specialty running stores who give back to their local communities through charity involvement, and through the promotion of the sport itself. 

This recognition was by no means an easy feat for the store, as it required an extensive nomination and review process throughout 2009.

The Running Company has been using video based gait analysis to aid in their running shoe fitting process for just over a year now.  Below, store owner and manager Kris Hartner describes how the Medical Motion equipment and software has helped him:

“One of the best enhancements we've made since opening our store in May 2000 was incorporating Sports Motion video software into our shoe fitting process. We needed a simple yet accurate way to assess how our customer's lower leg responded to different footwear selections. Sports Motion could not be easier to use - training a new employee to use the system takes about five minutes - literally. Using such a quality piece of technology lends a great degree of credibility to the work we do for our customers. We demand our employees provide a high level of service for our customers - Sports Motion allows us to exceed our customer's expectations.”

SMI systems now achieve up to 1200 frames-per-second - With the advent of new hi-speed cameras from Casio, our systems can now be ordered with up to 1200 frames-per-second capability.

Phillies Win! SMI Client Wins National League Playoffs: For the fifth straight year, a SMI client has won in Major League playoffs and moved on to the World Series. This year it is again the Philadelphia Phillies. This is the second straight NL pennant for the Phillies. The Phillies have been using SMI systems for hitting and pitching training since 2002.

Phillies Win! The Philadelphia Phillies, a long-time SMI client, has won has won the 2008 Major League Baseball World Series. The Phillies have been using SMI systems for over six years. No other motion analysis company can match our success in Major League baseball. The results speak for themselves.

Version 8.1 Released - Our new version 8.1 is now released. Many new features are now available including import/export videos, better performance, smoother video and MOV file support.

SMI Client Wins National League Playoffs: For the fourth straight year, a SMI client, the Philadelphia Phillies, has won in Major League playoffs and moved on to the World Series. In fact, this year, the National League playoff teams, the LA Dodgers and the Philadelphia Phillies, are both long-time SMI Clients. Both teams use our systems and software for hitting and pitching training.

German Ski Federation: GSF installs SMI software as their official motion analysis software.

US Air Force: USAF has contracted with SMI to install full gait analysis labs at many US bases. Systems installed to-date include full multi-camera motion analysis systems complete with indoor lighting packages and treadmills.

Anaheim Ducks  NHL Stanley Cup Champions 2007: Sports motion client, Anaheim Ducks pro hockey team wins 2007 Stanley Cup!  Click here for testimonial.

Another SMI client wins the World Series for a second year in a row! This year's World Series champions, the St. Louis Cardinals, are the newest customer in our own "hall of fame". Click here to read more.

SMI teams up with ARK Systems - SMI is now an authorized distributor of ARK video editing software. We have teamed up with ARK in order to offer our clients complete sports-specific coaching packages including motion analysis AND video/game editing software all installed on our Pro-Trainer hardware systems.

Version 6.1 Released - Our new version 6.1 is now released. Many new features are now available including import/export videos and a new "lesson creator" with voice-over for lesson narration.

Chiba Lotte Marines win Japan's Pro Baseball Konami Cup. Bobby Valentine (ex New York Mets manager) has taken the Chiba Lotte Marines to the the top of the Japanese league. They are now the best team in Japan and the rest of Asia after winning the Konami Cup. It was just one year ago when SMI delivered the first of several Pro-Trainer motion analysis systems to Bobby Valentine's team in Japan. The rest is now history.

SMI client wins the World Series. This year's World Series champions, the Chicago White Sox, are a long-time SMI client. The White Sox have been actively using our motion analysis products in both their pitching and hitting training.


Both of this year's American and National League champions use SMI products in their pitching and hitting training. The Houston Astros and the Chicago White Sox have both been actively using SMI in their training programs.

New SMI Pro-Trainer version 5.1 released.

SMI contracted to supply motion analysis systems to Bobby Valentine (ex NY Mets) for the Chiba Lotte Marines (Japanese pro baseball team).

SMI represented at annual Pro Baseball Expo at Mohegan Sun Resort in Connecticut.

SMI represented at Mayo Clinic Symposium on Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy.

SMI Press release - September 2004

Software version 4.2 released with multi-camera capture support.

SMI signs with Bogen Corporation as VAR for its professional line of photographic equipment.

SMI signs with Canon as VAR for video and computer products.

SMI introduces custom line of notebook PCs designed specifically for video capture and video motion processing.

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