LEOMO believes that the next generation of advanced performance optimization will focus on the comprehensive overview of athletes’ behavior in a realistic riding environment. Through this partnership, LEOMO and gebioMized will attempt to bring new perspectives and innovative performance optimization analysis methods to the cycling community.
"In this new collaboration, I am really looking forward to see the combination of gebioMized's Pressure Mapping System and LEOMO's TYPE-R motion analysis enhancing endurance athletes' performance. I have great expectations for new innovations sprouting out of the feedback we will jointly gather from coaches, bike fitters, and athletes." said LEOMO CEO Kunihiko Kaji.
Daniel Schade, gebioMized’s CEO and principal sports scientist commented as follows, "The whole gebioMized team is thrilled to start a development partnership with LEOMO. Although the LEOMO system is new on the market, it already offers superior possibilities for real world analysis. Combining gebioMized pressure mapping and LEOMO IMU data is definitely the next step in analyzing cycling biomechanics"
LEOMO and gebioMized:
gebioMized has years of experience developing on-the bike performance optimization with some of the top athletes in the world. The addition of LEOMO’s motion analysis technology will shine new light on pedaling efficiency, position sustainability, speed, and optimal power production of the riders who are competing at the highest level in the sport of cycling and triathlon.
The combination of gebioMized’s touch-point sensors and the TYPE-R’s Motion Performance Indicators (MPIs), will enable sports scientists, coaches, athletes, and bike fitters to see a complete picture of riders’ dynamic efficiency in both indoor and outdoor environments.
What is the purpose of the partnership?
The initial intent is to perform collaborative research. By combining the two companies’ unique technologies, LEOMO hopes to explore the new frontier of cycling science with gebioMized. We also feel that future product development possibilities are vast.
Scope of partnership:
- Research collaboration. Development of new performance analysis methods
- Exploration on the next generation, IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) - based bike fitting protocol
- Research opportunities that pair motion data with other dynamics parameters
- Expertise from gebioMized in co-creating some new quantitative performance analysis methods for competitive cycling and triathlon industries
In the future, LEOMO plans to introduce highly innovative solutions for bike fitters, endurance sports athletes, and their coaches in Europe. This builds upon LEOMO’s entrance in the US and Japanese markets, providing products and services that cyclists and triathletes are already benefiting from LEOMO’s pioneering technology.
gebioMized – the brand for cycling biomechanics and custom cycling products:
Since 2001, gebioMized have been working on the optimal riding position. Having been developed in cooperation with the University of Muenster, our dynamic bike fitting concept is now used in more than 500 fit studios throughout the world. High-speed pressure mapping covering all contact points represents the centerpiece in gebioMized’s bikefitting technology. Besides that measuring technology, gebioMized runs the ‘ISCO fit school’ and provide courses on different levels and in different languages for the international bike fitting scene.
gebioMized has its own patent-registered methods of saddle-pressure measurement, utilizing Custom Insoles and Custom Saddles, has been developed in cooperation with Dr. Claus Oehler (Sport Medicine Specialist, Augsburg) and a constant improvement took place based on studies conducted at Muenster University.
Coached athletes won several medals at Olympic games and world championships, including two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Fabian Cancellara (Formerly of Team Trek Segafredo), and Tony Martin (Team Katusha Alpecin). gebioMized currently provides fit services to the professional cycling teams Trek-Segafredo and Katusha Alpecin. Among others the gebioMized team support and optimize riders such as Marcel Kittel, John Degenkolb, Bauke Mollema and triathletes like Patrick Lange, Boris Stein and Jan Frodeno.