Jan 5, 2017Improving Reaction Times
Detroit Red Wings goalie Jared Coreau has been using a Dynavision board to train his peripheral vision. The lightboard can help athletes as part of concussion prevention and recovery programs, in addition to helping improve reaction times.
As reported by Sport Techie, the lightboard is a 4’x4’ square that has 64 targets arranged in five rings. The targets can be set to remain on or to flash red and green, challenging users to find and touch the raised 3D sensors as they light up.
“I think if you’re not doing it, you’re behind the game,” Coreau told Sport Techie. “It’s a huge advantage.”
Coreau uses the lightboard to work on his peripheral training. As a result, his reaction time was shaved in half.
“My first year pro wasn’t very good,” Coreau told Sport Techie. “so Jeff Blashill [Detroit Red Wings head coach], he really pushed it.”
Coreau’s experience with the lightboard isn’t the only success story that’s made headlines. Concussion rates dropped by 80 percent when the football program at the University of Cincinnati incorporated the D2 into its training, according to an article from Fox Business.