Human
movement
intelligence
Human
movement
intelligence

AI driven insights

We serve elite athletes & their teams

Plantiga provides a movement analytics software platform powered by state-of-the-art instrumented insoles.

Our system captures data at the source — directly underneath the foot. This ensures high-fidelity measurements which our algorithms transform into valuable performance and health markers.

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By measuring each foot strike, we can identify left-right asymmetries across all types of human movement, as well as a suite of performance indicators from contact time to rotational forces. These subtle deficits often escape the human eye, with serious consequences for the athlete.

Plantiga’s insoles are designed to slot seamlessly into existing athletic footwear, enabling movement capture in nearly any play, training or rehabilitation environment.

Our platform’s software employs artificial intelligence algorithms to classify movements like sprinting, jumping and change of direction. A secure cloud-based system allows the user to work across any platform.

Derive predictions from each foot strike

Improve performance & technique

Capture data in training & competition

Measure every foot acceleration throughout practice sessions and games.

Extract movement signatures during custom drills and sport-specific actions.

Correlate movement patterns with key outcomes and performance.

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Using our platform, an organization can test and assess athletes in real-world environments, bringing the lab to the athlete, as opposed the other way round.

Assess unilateral vs. bilateral performance variables; compare left vs. right flight time/ground contact times to identify performance deficits and fatigue; create custom drills and change of direction exercises and much more.

Test entire teams to establish position and sport normative data and use this data for benchmarking, comparing the same athlete over time, comparing different athletes, and for baseline characterization data.

Manage Injuries

Assess asymmetries in the field

Establish healthy baseline movement patterns.

Flag significant deviations and trainable deficits.

Intervene in advance of injury.

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Every time an athlete’s foot hits the ground when they are engaging in their sport specific activity, whether sprinting, changing direction or performing a highly specialized movement like pitching or kicking, they accumulate forces on their body that contribute to overuse injuries.

The good news is these injuries are preventable. The best methods of prevention include flagging athletes who have experienced a spike in accumulated forces and designing training programs to help athletes better prepare for the demands of their sport.

Using the Plantiga platform, flag lower limb asymmetrical loading strategies after injuries like ACL tears, fractures, ankle sprains, hip injuries, soft tissue injuries, lower back/pelvis injuries. Create asymmetry norms/baselines to characterize bandwidth of normal function; flag athletes who exit normal bandwidth by player, position, team and sport.

Guide rehabilitation

Quantify return to play

Quantify the rehabilitation journey.

Monitor progress to ensure improvement.

Tailor protocols based on objective feedback.

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Using the Plantiga platform, quantify the return to play process by measuring bilateral asymmetries in the athlete’s true field of play.

Analyze the asymmetry of a number of metrics, guiding the program creation and evaluation.

What we measure

Metrics that drive our insights

All of our performance, fatigue and injury intelligence models are built upon the metrics our sensor insoles produce. Based on these metrics, and the changes in their patterns, we work to predict an event or forecast an outcome based on the data we have.

Powered by machine learning, these metrics feed our analytics machine and drive the insights into your athlete’s health and performance, both at the present time and in the future.

Asymmetry load

Total load

Contact time

Flight time

Rotational force

Landing force

Acceleration time

Vertical force

Horizontal force

Our platform

Measure motion anywhere

Data quality means everything to us, and it starts with our sensor insole. We collect tens of thousands of data points per second and can keep gathering data for hours. Data points are time synchronized across both feet, giving us high-fidelity data on every foot’s strike.

Insole

  • 5 hours of per use per charge
  • Ultra-safe, travel-ready battery
  • Fully charged in less than 15 minutes
  • Sizes 7-17 supported
  • Fits underneath orthotic or can be in place of current insole
  • Flexible, thin and comfortable

Algorithms

  • Sprinting
  • Jumping
  • Walking
  • Change of direction
  • Session load
  • Movement classification
  • AI driven analytics

Analytics dashboard

  • Tag sport specific motions
  • Compare athletes
  • Establish baselines
  • Reporting
  • Timing
  • Complete session analysis
  • Readiness score

Insights

  • Consulting on all data
  • Characterize sport specific demands
  • Identify injury-prone athletes
  • Fatigue modelling
  • Create sport and position norms
  • Custom motion analysis work
  • Athlete intake and drafting analysis

Labs

Validation

We regularly collect data in partnership with other bio-mechanical labs, collecting our data alongside force treadmills, force plates, 3D kinematic camera systems, marker and markerless motion capture systems and various other types of cameras.

To continue our commitment to the highest quality data, we have built our very own in-house biomechanics lab with dual force plates, a motion capture system, cameras and various other sensors for measuring motion and movement.

Innovation

We measure and quantify all types of human movement. While our first set of customers are elite athletes and their teams, we are putting our platform to work in different areas for healthcare professionals, military personnel, and consumers.

If you are interested in partnering with us in any of the areas below, or if you have another great idea for collaboration, please get in touch.

  • Occupational health & safety
  • Screening for injury risk
  • Fall prevention of the elderly
  • Remote patient monitoring
  • Biometric identification & authentication
  • Tracking disease progression
  • Applied research

About us

Best team in the dang world

Plantiga is a human analytics company based in Vancouver, Canada. We have been working on gait analytics, sensors and instrumented footwear for over 10 years; from university projects to early instrumented footwear prototypes to our modern sensor insole. The company was founded by Quin Sandler and his father, Norman McKay.

We are a team of applied sports scientists, software engineers, biomechanists, data scientists, hardware engineers and data wranglers. We are a highly ambitious group working to change the world.

Our goal is simple: to build the most comprehensive, intelligent system that monitors, analyzes and predicts human movement, be it for health, performance or something else.

Quin Sandler

CEO

Sean Ross-Ross

Principle engineer

Dr. Matt Jordan

Performance + Science

Sergio Mollica

Engineering

Russell Pearce

Engineering

Kay Penney

Operations

Robert Wiltshire

Design + Creative

Umar Qureshi

Engineering

CJ Karrer

Finance + Strategy

Fainne Martin

Accounting + Admin

Andrew Hollister

Engineering

Bailey Roe

Engineering

We are a venture backed startup that has gone through some amazing accelerators. We have a diverse investor group, both institutions and a group of amazing angels that span the US, Canada and Europe.

Accelerated by

Advisory Board

Paul Robbins

Data Analyst, NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL and more

Tim DiFrancesco

Former Head S&C Coach, LA Lakers

Peter Rizun

Motion Capture, Sensors and Hardware Specialist

Dr. Issa Traore

Biometric Algorithm Specialist

Dr. Jordan Shlain

Physician and Healthcare Entrepreneur

Contact

General

For general questions contact general@plantiga.com

Sales

For sales inquiries contact sales@plantiga.com

Partnerships

For Partnerships ideas contact partnerships@plantiga.com

Support

For support questions contact support@plantiga.com

Media

For media inquiries contact media@plantiga.com

Careers

If you want to work with us contact recruiting@plantiga.com