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Artificial Intelligence in Elite Sports: Analizing Data to Improve Performance and Injury Prevention
Adolfo Muñoz, Villarreal CF SAD, Spain

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Olivier Seynnes, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NIH), Norway

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Keith Davids, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

 

Artificial Intelligence in Elite Sports: Analizing Data to Improve Performance and Injury Prevention

Adolfo Muñoz
Villarreal CF SAD
Spain
 

Brief Bio
Dr. Muñoz received his undergraduate training in medicine at the University of Seville and finished in 2003. In 2007 he obtained a medical specialization in Exercise and Sports Medicine at the University of Malaga. He also has a master’s degree in Physiology and Neuroscience, a master’s degree in Manual Medicine and master’s degree in Acupuncture. He has been working as the team doctor in professional football clubs since 2003 when he accepted a medical position at the Sevilla FC SAD. He worked there with several teams until 2010 finishing as the1st team doctor. After a period from 2010 to 2013 in which doctor Muñoz continued with research activities, in 2013 he accepted the Medical Director position in Villarreal CF where he worked for 3 seasons. The team classified for UEFA in these 3 seasons and occupied UEFA Europa League and Champions League positions in the Spanish League. Then, Sevilla F.C. called him back to be their medical director in 2017/18, and he worked there being the team classified to Champions league again and finishing in the 4º position of the Spanish League. In 2018 Villarreal CF SAD called Dr. Muñoz back again to lead a big Medical and Research project. Since the end of his studies, Dr. Muñoz has collaborated in many scientific congress and education activities. His multi-disciplinary research and practical application in the day by day in elite teams at the different clubs have focused on the performance and injury prevention. Dr. Muñoz research concerns are injuries and its mechanisms, cardiac responses to activity and resting, heart rate variability and sudden cardiac arrest in sports, as well as the functional and biomechanical exploration of elite athletes. Currently, in Villareal C.F, he is studing the application of Artificial Intelligence in order to improve the performance and prevent injuries, taking advantage of all the data collected from athletes and all the technology involved in de day by day of an elite football team (GPS, HRV, Clinical Records, Technical Records). Dr. Muñoz also collaborates with UEFA Medical Department developing different education and research programs.


Abstract
Elite football clubs are competing along the years in several competitions: National leagues, UEFA Champions League and/or Europa League and finally one or two National Cups. This situation promotes a fixture congestion in their seasons and consecuently the appearance of fatigue and injuries. The clubs and UEFA are more afraid every year about the increasing number of injuries and the clubs are also aware of the performance loss. Medical Departments and Performances Areas are becoming closely and more multidisciplinary along the seasons including different professional profiles in their staff, including physicians, physiotherapists, physical trainers and, lately, sports scientists and engineers for example.
In this scenario, last research has shown that the teams with fewer injuries could have greater performance. So it is shown as importat the management of big amount of data. Technology we currently own could allow us to collect a big amount of data, such as data from GPS, HRV, wearables, biological parameters, etc., so now, new horizons are opening to implement artificial intelligence (AI) tools that allow a deep analysis in different mathematical ways to aid the decision making and helping to decrease injury risks. These technology has different nature as: Neural networks, decision algorithms, machine learning systems, complex system calculus, etc., each of them could give us different approach and possibilities to help us to understand the complex patterns involved in sports



 

 

Keynote Lecture

Olivier Seynnes
Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NIH)
Norway
 

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Keith Davids
Sheffield Hallam University
United Kingdom
 

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