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 human analytics  |  mobile apps  |  smart footwear

Plantiga builds kick-ass hardware & analytic software solutions for groups and teams to help them monitor and evaluate athletic performance, health & productivity.

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Every foot strike produces a wealth of actionable data. 

Record it. Read it. Review it.  

Introducing the Tiga™ Platform. 

 Measuring dynamic movement in-situ is what Plantiga is all about. 

Ground reaction force (GRF) produces some of the most critical data in understanding human biomechanics and the science of sport. Today, the only way to measure this gravity vector is by stepping, walking, running or jumping on a force plate in a human performance lab. That is is an expensive proposition. 

What happens in the lab does not translate well to real-world situations and game play - either on the court or in the field. 

Now, picture being able to capture, in real-time, this highly actionable data for each player, each practice, each game.  The Tiga™ Platform provides a tool set for better decision making for players, coaches and the entire organization.

More than sports, this platform is applicable in healthcare, rehabilitation, logistics, biometrics and beyond. 

Record it. Read it. Review it. The new three R's. 

 

Data = insights

"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data"

- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

 

 

 

Tiga-Edge   |   Footwear Insert

Our first product is the Tiga-Edge™, which is an ultra-thin, low profile, insert with a built-in proprietary gravity vector sensor array (GVSA). It enables the real-time analysis of ground reaction force, and other biomechanical metrics. It's tough, waterproof, shockproof, wireless, chargeable and Bluetooth LE enabled – a complete out of the box solution. 

The Tiga-Edge™ is an elite wearable device. It stretches beyond  a pressure based solution, utilizing custom gravity vector systems combined with deep learning and cloud software analytics. The Tiga-Edge brings force plate grade data to the masses via a super high-tech, low cost footwear insert. 

 

Tiga-Insights   |   Analytic Software

Utilizing cutting edge algorithms, in development over the last 3 years at the University of Victoria, Tiga-Insights™ is a cross platform analytic engine based on deep and machine learning, and artificial intelligence. 

Drawing human performance metrics from the Tiga-Edge™ insert, the Tiga™ Platform is a new tool in sports science. 

 

The Tiga-Edge™ is only the beginning. We are developing a suite of fully integrated smart and connected footwear products. 

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Getting a Handle on Newton's 3rd Law

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. The interactions between the body and the ground are measured in ground reaction force (GRF) – what the ground is doing to you. The Tiga™ Platform gives you the measure of GRF's, enabling insight into a range of critical data points. 

 

Baseline & Performance

Benchmark performance metrics with single / double leg jumps, lateral hopping, acceleration, deceleration, contact time, sprints and more.

 
 
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Readiness & Rehab

Get quantifiable, unbiased, data on readiness tied to the mechanics of the ankle, knee, hip and muscle initiations. Measure gait mechanics throughout the rehab process, mitigating the risk of re-injury.

 
 

Alignment & Posture

Good posture is essential in order to have the load on all bearing joints distributed evenly. Monitor when the body has obtained its strongest position. 

 
 

Steps & Mechanics

Breakdown how an athlete moves, step-by-step. Identify and perfect the optimal Center of Pressure (CoP), Center of Mass (CoM) and Path of Motion (PoM), throughout each step, and for each move.

 

Fatigue & Energy

Measure biomechanical fatigue, marking it's onset in real-time. Get signalled before performance levels are reduced, or an injury is incurred. 

 
 

Power & Speed

Tiga™ measures GRF's, which  produce the best metric to look at agility, speed and power, reducing noise to signal ratio (Mz, My & Mx). Analyze force in 3-dimensional space (Fz, Fy & Fx). Work towards optimized force profiles. 

 
 

Asymmetry & Analysis

Discover the biomechanical changes an athlete undergoes through monitoring load asymmetries while walking, running, jumping and more. 

 
 

Stability & Balance

Evaluate baseline balance, strength and recovery time, and note the individual's preferred asymmetries. Review torque, angular displacement, rotation inertia and other dynamics. 

 

 
 
 

APPS IN SPORT

 

APPS IN HEALTH

 

APPS IN THE ENTERPRISE

 

Team

Quin Sandler, CEO

Quin has been a serial entrepreneur for over 13 years. His background is rooted in design, both graphic, industrial and web, as well as marketing, sales and product development. Prior to co-founding Plantiga, Quin founded the Principe Design Group, a successful branding and identify company. Before that, Quin founded Keystone Learning, a mobile tutoring company.

 

Colin Fitzgerald, CTO

Colin has an extensive background in electronics, PCB and circuit design, manufacturing technology, software development, micro controllers and sensor design. He's been involved in technology commercialization and product development for over 15 years. 

Norman Mckay, Product Architect

Over the past 25 years, Norman has worked in the areas of mechanical engineering, identity management, interactive design development, marketing and operations. Deeply rooted in mechanical engineering and industrial design, Norman brings a wealth of experience in product development, with a keen focus on data systems and mobile computing. 

 

Dr. Issa Traore, P.eng, Data Scientist

Dr. Traore has a doctorate in software engineering, with a wealth of experience in network security, behavioral biometric technologies, gait algorithms, software quality engineering, machine learning, deep learning and artificial intelligence.

 

Advisors

Julien Blin, CEO, HENOSIS & GIZWORLD

Julien is a wearables / IoT consultant and strategist working with some of the biggest companies on earth. He is also the CEO of Henosis, a company focused on implementing wearables into the NBA, MLS, NHL and NFL. As well, he's the CEO of Gizworld, a global conference and media production consultancy group.

DR. REZA GHAEli, P.eng, Data Scientist

With over 20+ years of experience in data science and machine learning, Dr. Ghaeli brings a breadth of knowledge in both technology and business management, as well as engineering and product development.

 

Kyle Ellicot, founder, Wearable World

Kyle is the founder of Wearable World, a media, accelerator, and events company focused on fostering the business behind the IOT, and Wearable space. They call it the Internet of Wearable Things. Kyle helps with business development, partnerships and general corporate strategy.

Sayed AHMED, Gait & Biomechanics 

Sayed brings experience in foot and gait assessment, lower limb bio-mechanics, foot care and patient management, pedorthics, business management, footwear technology are more. Sayed is responsible for aiding in the biomechanical research associated with various applications.

 

Richard Jenkins, Software & Strategy  

Richard brings 20+ years of technology industry experience, and is responsible for advising on corporate strategy and execution. He has worked extensively in Asia, North America and Europe - with companies such as American Express, IBM/Tivoli, RealNetworks and Crystal Decisions.

 

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Get in Touch

We pride ourselves on being a flat organization, so please, the first person you should talk to is our CEO, Quin Sandler, at qsandler@plantiga.com. Or, if the more traditional form suites you, fill it out below and we'll get right back to you. 

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