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Name of the mobile application
Category of the mobile application
Fitness or health
Apple (iOS V.4.0 or later)
About the app
Liza Plus is an easy-to-use application designed to conduct four common1 ,2 neuromuscular fitness tests and exercises on athletic and non-athletic populations. By using an iPhone accelerometer, Liza calculates the power and speed during exercise by measuring the vertical acceleration of the mass lifted by the subject in opposition to gravity. Liza filters the acquired accelerometer information and processes it to obtain the speed (cm/s); then Liza calculates the power (W) and other output data based on the load lifted in the specific exercise performed, similar to a linear encoder (Power=Force×Velocity, where Force=m (load lifted)×a). Users can measure performance during a workout session using a barbell (half squat, bench press) or body-weight exercises (countermovement jump (CMJ) or squat jump (SJ)) (figure 1). The free version (Liza Lite) allows one to perform only jump tests (CMJ and SJ). At the end of each test, the user can read …
Contributors ER identified the application for review, applied the application in practice and developed sections of the review. RB-F and AP-C gave critical feedback on the use of the application in practice (from an athletic and clinical perspective) and critically reviewed the submission.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.