F.A.M.E training system
Every time you see athletes in any sport do incredible things and wonder, “How did they do that?” it involves an amazing successful coordination of sensorimotor skills. The same is true when athletes struggle and make mistakes—this time there is a breakdown in the sensorimotor skills.
The best athletes recognize patterns no one else sees, whether it’s a tennis player tracking the path of a 140 MPH serve, a racecar driver weaving through the bumper-to-bumper grind of the Daytona 500, or a hockey player skating at 20MPH and backhanding a no-look pass to a teammate across the ice. It is what basketball players see in the open floor, and what star hitters in baseball recognize from the batter’s box. These athletes possess highly developed, highly integrated eye-mind-body speed (EMB Speed)
Unlock athletic potential with proven F.A.M.E training
NeuroFit ONE Oculometrics testing specifies the priorities for enhancement. The power of our F.A.M.E. system lies in direct training of these fundamentals underlying excellence.
Our FOCUS module trains skills to maximize detail from rapid eye movements. These core oculomotor skills of saccades, smooth pursuits, vergence and fixation ability. The goal is to train and improve fixation stability, rapid and smooth eye movements needed to achieve maximum detail.
Saccades: Rapid eye movements that voluntarily move gaze from one target to another
Pursuits: Smooth pursuit eye movements aim to match the speed of gaze with that of small, moving visual targets
Fixation stability: At higher target speeds, when gaze lags behind the target, the eyes use fast catch-up movements to compensate for position and velocity errors
Dynamic depth perception, convergence, and accommodation flexibility are trained. The relative size and speed of approaching objects are judged. We integrate whole body reactive cardio activities and sport specific motor patterns to ingrain new visual-spatial coordination.
For example, a baseball batter tracks pitched balls, calibrating his swing mechanics to intersect its path. A soccer goalie judges shot trajectory then coordinates the dive angle and hand positioning to deflect it. The accuracy module develops this critical coordination through dynamic simulated scenarios.
Accuracy and precision are two important factors to consider when evaluating the ability to acquire a target in sport. Both accuracy and precision reflect a measure of capture quality. Accuracy reflects measure of distance to the target, while precision reflects how reproducible target acquisition is, even if it’s far from the target.
Accuracy is a measure of the ability to control movement in a given direction. Precision is how consistent results are repeated. Both are important as an overall measure of visual performance skills.
Mastering complex sports skills requires seamlessly linking visual input to motor output under cognitive control. Our motor training develops this sensorimotor integration and control.
Activities emphasize eye-hand coordination, whole body reaction time and dynamic postural stability. We incorporate dual task conditions requiring simultaneous cognitive processing. Virtual environments create complex, multisensory simulated scenarios.
By challenging visual-cognitive-motor integration, skills like anticipation timing, agility and coordinated reaction become automatized. Pressure testing in simulations ingrains sport specific visual motor expertise.
Pattern recognition: Ability to recognize or recall the patterns formed by the configuration of key elements such as teammates and opposing players.
Multi-object tracking: Maintain focus of attention on different targets with improved decision-making accuracy.
Balance and coordination: Ability to stay upright or stay in control of body movement, smoothly and efficiently.
The goal of this element is maintaining focus under fatigue. Sustaining visual motor performance late into competition requires visual endurance. Fatigue degrades processing efficiency, even when physical capacity remains. Training expands this reservoir.
We use generalized visual-cognitive endurance exercises and sport specific routines to progressively tax oculomotor control. Activities challenge skills like saccades and eye-hand coordination in fatigued states. External distraction and pressure raise cognitive load.
Adaptations include maintaining visual acuity, accuracy and reaction time amidst escalating fatigue. The visual grasp stays sharp versus 'blurring'. Movements remain calibrated and coordinated. Processing speed is preserved.
This allows athletes to capitalize late in games when opponents' visual systems falter. Maintaining visual endurance provides a true competitive edge.