Sports Performance and Rehabilitation
Intelligent exercise in sports performance requires sophisticated computerized equipment and software - to efficiently achieve desired results and to reduce mundane tasks from the process. In addition, special equipment is required to be able to tackle various kind of rehabilitation needs in the sports field. Sport injuries can in the worst case devastate an athlete’s whole career. The recovery needs to start as soon as possible and there need to be the right equipment, tools and processes at hand.
The HUR intelligent solution – consisting of HUR strength training machines and the HUR SmartTouch exercise system - for sports performance, rehabilitation and research, is designed to provide results efficiently and safely - and to meet a large variety of exercise and rehabilitation needs with one solution. The system includes scientific strength training and rehabilitation equipment as well as concepts, physical performance testing equipment, compatible cardio products and solutions for versatile functional training.
One evidence-based exercise ecosystem, one centralized automated reporting, one user profile – complete with all training and testing data to follow the progress and status of the athlete. Thanks to air pressure resistance and the Natural TransmissionTM technique, the training is smooth and the resistance easily adjustable. This is a vital feature when training is delicate, as in injury recovery, when resistance needs to be increased gradually and with small increments. The air-pressure controlled resistance is gentle on joints so recovery is less painful compared to strength training on weight- stacking machines. The unique system also allows for resistance speed training, and all HUR machines work muscles in both concentric and eccentric phases.
Olomouc University BALUO Sports Centre
The Olomouc University BALUO Sports Centre, a sports centre of Excellence, is open to the General public, students and high-end athletes alike. The state of the art facility is made possible by funding from the Czech government, Olomouc University and the European Union.
“There is no other facility like this in the Central Europe.” says Ilona Hapkova, Associate Professor and Director of the centre. The aim is to provide a facility for the High-end athletes and National teams in the Czech Republic. It is also equipped with the latest in technology to serve the research activities of companies of the University and for educational purposes as well. 24.000 students from 8 faculties will use the centre for practical sessions, as part of their
“The centre will be open for the public, and it is my hope that we will be able to educate people about the role and importance of exercise to counter lifestyle diseases. This is the first center in the Czech Republic for preventive health where you diagnose the condition and then recommend an appropriate physical activity. All persons participating in the programs first go through a screening, and then we create a program based on their level and abilities. At the first stage, the emphasis is on teaching them proper skills instead of jumping directly to the strength regimen. This enables them to enjoy the training more and hopefully prevent injuries from happening at a later stage,” says Director Hapkova. The centre chose a full line of the HUR Smart Touch Cloud based equipment.
“HUR was the only company who could offer a complete solution that suits not only the high-end athletes, but also young people and persons with specific needs, with corresponding equipment and software. With this system it is possible to cooperate with other universities, and there is already an Erasmus project planned in collaboration with partners from Germany, Finland and Latvia. It benefits greatly for collaborative research, as all universities can link up to the same common database.”
Brunei’s Sport Medicine & Research Centre (SMRC)
With the growth in development in Brunei Darussalam, HUR was introduced to Brunei’s Sport Medicine & Research Centre (SMRC) with the aim to assist the country’s athletes and para-games athletes in strength training and rehabilitation therapy.
“The easy access function and user friendliness of the equipment, in addition to the comprehensive reporting system with appropriate feedback, makes the HUR system standout against competitiors,” says Dr. Danish Zaheer, Head of Department, Sports
Medicine & Research Centre, Sport Medicine Specialist. Currently, 26 units of HUR equipment with HUR SmartCard System have been installed at SMRC. About 29 sports groups– including training groups of par-athletes, have been using the HUR System since.
Some of the groups using the HUR System have been: Silat Soccer, Athletetics, Karatedo, Taekwondo, Badminton, Tennis, Lawn Bowls, Wushu (martial arts), Sepak Takraw and Rowing.
National Handball Academy Balatonboglár
Hungary has a respected position among the top ranking nations of handball sport. The golden years of Hungarian handball include the Olympic gold medals in 1949 and 1965 and the European championship gold medal in 2000.
The continued success of the sport looks promising with the ongoing popularity of the handball game in Hungary, which has more than 28,000 active players across 578 teams, 54% of active players are under 18 years. The Hungarian Handball Federation “HHF” was founded in 1933, becoming a member of the International Handball Federation in 1948 and it is one of the founding members of the European Handball Federation. The Hungarian Handball Federation, recognizing the popularity of handball sport as a free-time activity has elaborated a long term strategy to develop the sport as a Preferred National Sport in Hungary.
Hungarian Handball Federation together with its development partners decided to found a modern training complex, the National Handball Academy, in order to provide up-todate competition, training and educational facility for the different types of handball sports. The planned multifunctional complex would serve as a base for other court games like basketball, volleyball, futsal, tennis, wrestling, fencing, etc. The design of the facility reflects both the functional specification of the Hungarian Handball Federation and the requirements of other court games, on both a professional and amateur level. In addition to the core sports functions, the facility has been designed to integrate educational, conference and touristic features in order to increase the viability of the project. The positioning of the different buildings has been designed to create all access areas on the front entrance of the site while offering quiet zones for the sportsmen at the back.
ZTE Zalaegerszeg Football Club
ZTE Zalaegerzseg Football Club traces its roots back to 1912, at the time of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Their league history began in 1924 when they joined the Hungarian second division. ZTE has provided several players to both the national and the national youth team, as well as the Olympic team. The team has earned titles like the Hungarian League championships and the Hungarian Cup and has played several seasons in the European Champions and the European League.
The renovated base of ZTE Arena came into use in September of 2016, and for the new facilities ZTE chose HUR products to do high speed and rehabilitation training. The pneumatic system provides the ability to execute quick movements with a heavy load but without inertia. According the Head of Physiotherapy of ZTE ,Tamas Poka, the HUR Force Platform gives an objective help on rehabilitation and clear picture how the players improve in jumping and landing abilities at the Training and Rehab centre of ZTE Football Club.
“In every half season we make the measurements with the platform so we can score the players, and we see if there is a need to work more with them in this area. We have also a research group, where we make a 6 week plyometric training to improve their strength and jumping abilities“, Poka explains. They do the activities in different groups; one plyometric group, one group who does myofascial stretching and correction exercises, and one control group who does regular exercises. “We measure counter movement, squat jump abilities both two legs and half leg, so we can follow their improvements. We also check their landing datas in order to prevent the incidence of ankle sprains in the games.
On the rehabilitation side we make the same measures, also with the balance tests, isometric force test, and the functional test as well. There is a correlation between the maximal isometric force tests and jump test, in every rehabilitation phase we make measures especially in ACL ruptures and muscle strains. If the functions and the test results are okay and there is no difference or just a minimal difference between the two legs, then we can go to the next step” Tamas Poka continues