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Coach's eye
  1. Rod Whiteley1,2
  1. 1Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, Doha, Qatar
  2. 2University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rod Whiteley, Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, Doha 29222, Qatar; rodney.whiteley{at}aspetar.com

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Platform

iOS/Android/Windows.

Cost

€4.45 and $4.99 base, additional $19.99 for “Everything Pack” (reviewed).

About the app

Coach's Eye can be considered simply as an advanced camera recording and playback app with the ability to mark up the videos (add overlaid lines, text, highlights, etc), but for the sports medicine physiotherapist, doctor, biomechanist or any clinician who needs to view athlete/patient movement, and analyse and give feedback, it is much more.

Use in clinical practice

Camera apps rarely allow you to easily ‘scrub’ the video forward and backward at different speeds, or easily provide slow motion and frame-by-frame playback. Coach's Eye has an intuitive flywheel video scrubber interface that gives you this power. For many, this functionality, available in the least expensive base pack, will be enough for most needs.

Additionally, the app offers the ability to compare two videos side by side (eg, before/after, novice/expert, injured/uninjured, left/right) …

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