Founded by the Queensland University of Technology in 2014, Vald Performance was created to bring laboratory-grade technology to the field.
In 2016, the NordBord Hamstring Testing System (invented by leading sports science researchers Dr. Anthony Shield and Dr. David Opar) was commercially launched. The NordBord has subsequently paved the way to become the gold standard in field-based hamstring testing.
In early 2017, Vald Performance launched its second product, the GroinBar Hip Strength Testing System, and in mid-2017 acquired, developed and launched the HumanTrak Movement Analysis System.
Vald Performance is powered by an international, multidisciplinary team of sports scientists, researchers, clinicians, designers, developers and engineers, all dedicated to improving human measurement.
“If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.”
In the past, sporting teams and clinics have relied largely on subjective analysis of strength and movement quality, while “gold standard” measurement equipment was confined to universities and hospitals due to cost, complexity and speed.
Vald Performance’s mission is to improve human measurement. We do so by humanising technologies, making them accessible to the world’s best practitioners and helping them objectify their decisions. With more objective decision-making, we aim to help make the world’s best become better.
VALD PERFORMANCE ATHLETE TESTING SYSTEMS
These are the things we strive for in everything we do, and are driven by the needs of our clients.
Vald Performance systems require no special knowledge to operate, no complicated setup and can typically run tests in under 2 minutes per individual.
Vald Performance systems improve on traditional field-based tests by employing not only advanced sensors, but also intuitive designs that assist with repeatable setup and testing.
Vald Performance systems, unlike many data analysis systems, provide real-time readouts as users are tested, creating an invaluable biofeedback loop for faster learning and improvement.
Upon completion of a test, Vald Performance systems do all the hard work for you, crunching thousands of data points and providing key summary metrics immediately.
Vald Performance’s athlete testing systems are used and trusted by over 500 of the world’s most elite sporting teams, clinicians, universities, hospitals and defence departments to improve the performance and welfare of their athletes, clients and personnel.