About | VERT

 Leaders in Movement Related Data (MRD) 

Our mission is “To provide data that will help coaches win.”

 

Sports Performance

VERT’s platform is utilized by over 450 collegiate, national and professional clubs in volleyball alone. Other sports, such as basketball, tennis, soccer and more have utilized VERT technology to gain critical insights into player “mechanical load” to help optimize training and help to mitigate injury risk. 

 

The VERT Team System (VTS) family of performance platforms have changed the way coaches plan practices, providing a powerful guide to ensure each athlete is being trained in his/her optimal training zones. 

 

Insights such as workload, jump count, landing impact, intensity, stress and more allow coaches and their support staff to make better decisions that lead to results on the court, field, or wherever the athlete performs. 

Countries we’re in 

150+

We are helping coaches and athletes around the world, at all levels, train smarter and learn more about their movement without being constrained to a lab. 

JUMPS

VERT is the first clinically validated measure of vertical displacement (jump height) and jump count from an IMU (inertial measurement unit) in the world! We have collected millions of jumps at every level to help coaches and athletes learn more than ever before in their specific sports. 

Impacts

VERT is the first IMU that allows coaches and athletes to track, in real-time, landing impact. While the VERT sensors record the impact of every dynamic movement made, our focus has been on the impact of landing, allowing coaches to flag higher injury risk athletes after a single practice in volleyball or basketball.

MRD: Movement Related Data

VERT’s platform allows coaches, trainers and athletes to monitor workload (Energy), movement economy, efficiency, mechanical stress, reactive strength, ground contact time, acute to chronic workload ratios and more. Our platform and data offerings are ever-changing as we introduce arm swing metrics, asymmetry, camera-less motion capture, all presented in a manner that’s easy to apply. After all, data is only as useful as it is usable. ever before in their specific sports. 

Patents Received 

9

Innovation and experience are the foundation of our company and we’ve developed patented technologies that enable us to help players and teams optimize training. 

Our Intellectual Property differentiates us. VERT has 9 patents and many more pending. 

 

Patent 8,253,586 :Athletic-wear having integral measuring sensors. 

A performance measuring system integrated with an article of clothing.

Patent 8,860,584

This application is a divisional of the parent utility patent application filed on Apr. 24, 2009, Ser. No. 12/429,246 and claims the benefit of said prior nonprovisional application.

Athletic-wear having integral measuring sensors. 

An athletic performance measuring unit can measure numerous athletic performance parameters for an athlete either during practice or during competition.

Patent 8,957,785

This application is a divisional of the parent utility patent application filed on Apr. 24, 2009, Ser. No. 12/429,246 and claims the benefit of said prior nonprovisional application.

Athletic-wear having integral measuring sensors.
A performance measuring system integrated with an article of clothing.  With narrowed claims on athletic performance parameters.

Patent 9,456,785

This application is a divisional of the parent utility patent application filed on Apr. 24, 2009, Ser. No. 12/429,246 and claims the benefit of said prior nonprovisional application.

Athletic-wear having integral measuring sensors. 

A performance measuring system integrated with an article of clothing.  With narrowed claims on a social networking system for the sharing of athletic statistics.

Patent 9,855,484

This application is a continuation-in-part of and claims priority under 35 U.S.C. .sctn.120 to co-pending U.S. patent application Ser. No. 13/591,895, titled Athletic-Wear Having Integral Measuring Sensors, which was filed on Aug. 22, 2012, which is a continuation of and claims priority under 35 U.S.C. .sctn.120 to U.S. Pat. No. 8,253,586, titled Athletic-Wear Having Integral Measuring Sensors, the entire contents of each of which are hereby incorporated herein by reference for all purposes.

Systems, methods, and apparatus for measuring athletic performance characteristics.  

An athletic performance measuring unit can measure numerous athletic performance parameters for an athlete either during practice or during competition

Patent 10,070,817

This application is a continuation of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 13/591,895 filed on Aug. 22, 2012, now U.S. Pat. No. 8,860,584 issued Oct. 14, 2014, which is a divisional of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 12/429,246 filed on Apr. 24, 2009, now U.S. Pat. No. 8,253,586 issued Aug. 28, 2012.

Athletic-wear having integral measuring sensors. 

A system for tracking athletic movements with narrowed claims using wearables connected to a network to multiple subscriber devices including broadcast, social and sponsor endorsement.

Patent 10,070,817

This application is a continuation of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 13/591,895 filed on Aug. 22, 2012, now U.S. Pat. No. 8,860,584 issued Oct. 14, 2014, which is a divisional of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 12/429,246 filed on Apr. 24, 2009, now U.S. Pat. No. 8,253,586 issued Aug. 28, 2012.

Athletic-wear having integral measuring sensors. 

A system for tracking athletic movements with narrowed claims using wearables connected to a network to multiple subscriber devices including broadcast, social and sponsor endorsement.

Patent 10,070,817

This application is a continuation of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 13/591,895 filed on Aug. 22, 2012, now U.S. Pat. No. 8,860,584 issued Oct. 14, 2014, which is a divisional of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 12/429,246 filed on Apr. 24, 2009, now U.S. Pat. No. 8,253,586 issued Aug. 28, 2012.

Athletic-wear having integral measuring sensors. 

A system for tracking athletic movements with narrowed claims using wearables connected to a network to multiple subscriber devices including broadcast, social and sponsor endorsement.

Creating better experiences for every sport and industry. 

  • Individual Athletes

  • Team Sports

  • Combines 

  • STEM

  • Medical 

  • Animal 

  • Rehab

  • Fantasy Sports 

  • Gambling

  • IMU R&D

  • Military

  • MOCAP

Published third party research  

6

Several more pending publication

 

Validation of an internal measurements unit for the measurement of jump count and height. 

A simple method for quantifying jump loads in volleyball athletes.

A valid and reliable method to measure jump-specific training and competition load in elite volleyball players.

Validation of an internal measurements unit for the measurement of jump count and height. 

A simple method for quantifying jump loads in volleyball athletes.

A valid and reliable method to measure jump-specific training and competition load in elite volleyball players.

VERT Leadership 

 

​Martin Matak 

Founder and President

University of Florida

BS, Advertising /Outside Concentration Astrophysics

 

Zimmerman Advertising

Chief Client Officer- 16 years

 

Multi-Lingual

English, Croatian

David Gil

Chief Sports Scientist ​

University of Miami

MA, Communications 

Biomechanics Facility 

 

English, Spanish 

Jon Mitts

CTO​

The Ohio State University

BS, Electrical and Computer Engineering 

BS, Psychology 

  • Advanced Algorithms

  • Digital Signal Processing

  • Machine learning/optim

  • Inertial Measurement 

  • 3D motion Analysis 

  • Athletic telemetry architecture & sensing 

Careers at VERT

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Sales Associate 

Performance Lab Associate 

App Development 

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©2020 Mayfonk Athletic, llc covered by U.S. patent no. 8,253,586, 8,860,584, 8,957,785, 9,855,484, 9,456,785, 10,070,817, 10,293,207 and other patent(s) pending.