This isInno-X™

Innowearable proudly presents Inno-X™ - a lower body neuromuscular measuring device for everyday athletes

This is Inno-X™

Poor balance between training and recovery can lead to prolonged fatigue, abnormal training responses and an increased risk of injury. Today, coaches and athletes are left with their own perception of muscle fatigue to estimate changes in fatigue over a training period. Inno-X™ offers an accessible way for athletes and coaches to monitor neuromuscular responses to training.

Optimize and customize your training beyond heart rate measurements and training volume. These measurements lack sensitivity to neuromuscular responses and changes in muscle activation patterns. Inno-X™ uses EMG and accelerometer data and gives you insights into your neuromuscular readiness, neuromuscular recovery, and neuromuscular fatigue.

Direct feedback on your neuromuscular responses

Inno-X is used pre and post training to acquire data that provides information about your neuromuscular status.

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Know Your Readiness

Inno-X™ compares your current neuromuscular status to your baseline and tells you how ready you are for your next training session. Work harder, choose your toughest session when your readiness is at its peak. Readiness describes your current neuromuscular status in comparison to an “ideal performance” – your baseline*. This is based on data from EMG features and jump performance and only uses measurements taken before a training session.

* Your baseline test is performed, after a warmup, in a well-rested and recovered state.

Know Your Recovery

Inno-X™ compares your current neuromuscular status to your baseline and tells you how ready you are for your next training session. Work harder, choose your toughest session when your readiness is at its peak. Readiness describes your current neuromuscular status in comparison to an “ideal performance” – your baseline*. This is based on data from EMG features and jump performance and only uses measurements taken before a training session.

Know Your Fatigue

Inno-X™ analyses your neuromuscular fatigue by detecting changes in muscular activation patterns after a training session. Train smarter, learn what type of training sessions lead to your highest neuromuscular fatigue. Neuromuscular fatigue is an exercise-induced reduction in force or power, such as a reduction in jump height or maintaining running speed. Inno-X™ uses advanced signal processing algorithms proven to detect changes in muscle activation patterns. These algorithms can detect a change in activation patterns prior to a change in movement pattern caused by fatigue.

Monitor your neuromuscular responses

The Inno-x ™ App steers the Inno-X™ sensor through Bluetooth, letting you start and stop tests with your mobile in the palm of your hand. The App connects to our cloud service through Wi-Fi and gives you access to all your data. The Inno-x ™ App allows you to compare and analyse your neuromuscular responses to training.

In the future the App will be able to give you personalised notifications and advice, such as “You’re recovering well, keep following your current plan!” or “Your fatigue is increasing, is this according to your plan? Why not test your favourite recovery method- power nap time?”

“Your neuromuscular responses over time”

How it works

Inno-X™ is a sophisticated solution that uses simple exercises to measure muscles and the nerves that control them.

Connect your iPhone* via Bluetooth and place the Inno-X™ sensor on the outside of your thigh. Login to the Inno-X™ app to start a Pre-test (1). Perform three simple exercises (2). Get your Readiness & Recovery feedback (3). Perform your training based on your Readiness or adjust recovery strategy based on your Recovery (4). Start a Post-test after your training (5), perform three simple exercises (6). Get your Fatigue feedback (7).

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*Android app is planned for release in 2023

Baseline

Your baseline test is performed, after a warmup, in a well-rested and recovered state. The test is performed the first time you use the Inno-X™ sensor and whenever you think that your level of performance has improved.

Examples of improved performance:

  • Increased jump height
  • Decreased %MVC** in wall squat
  • Decreased EMG-activity but unchanged jump height

** Percent of Maximal Voluntary Contraction.

Technical Specification

  • Dimensions: 67 x 60 x 14,5 mm
  • Weight: 32 grams
  • Battery life: 9 hours (while collecting data), 30 days of normal use
  • EMG sensor
  • IMU (accelerometer and gyroscope)
  • Haptic feedback
  • Multicolour LED
  • USB charging port
  • Waterproof
  • Bluetooth
  • Smartphone app