UCF Sports Scientist Says GPS Is Changing the Game

Written By: Audrey Ramos | October 23, 2018

UCF Sports Science Director Michael Redd (Ph.D. in exercise science, ’18) recently visited the Fox 35 News studio in Orlando to describe his use of GPS to monitor the university’s student-athletes during training.

Players can now wear a small GPS device that provides real-time data about their speed, distance, heart rate and other aspects of their performance.

Redd interprets the data and shares it with coaches, who decide if they want to make adjustments.

He said players on the men’s and women’s soccer teams, volleyball team, rowing team and football team are using GPS devices.

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