GyroStim and human performance

Human performance is the combined output of an individual’s body (physical ability) and brain (cognitive ability) working together to perceive, process, and react to the dynamic elements and activities that comprise every moment of every day.

The human body has an array of sensory systems that detect and report a vast amount of detailed information about our surrounding environment. This information is transmitted via the peripheral nervous system to the brain. The brain processes the information and commands the body how to respond.  

Every waking moment of every day we are engaged with physical and social activities that affect us and challenge our ability to perceive, process, and react as quickly and productively as possible.

In fractions of a second, the brain and body work together to:

      • PERCEIVE: Detailed information about what is happening around us is sensed through the eyes (vision), body (proprioception), ears (hearing), vestibular system (balance), and other senses, and sent via the peripheral nervous system to the brain.  

      • PROCESS: Sensory information is received, coordinated, and distributed throughout the brain, igniting a cascade of processing activity as the brain goes to work, forming an appropriate response to the perceived sensory information.

      • REACT: Once the perceived sensory information has been processed, and a response has been formulated, signals from the brain are fired throughout the body to execute the intended reaction. 

 

Human performance is transitory. Our ability to perceive, process, and react changes throughout life, improving and declining, depending on the current state of our physical and cognitive abilities. 

When the brain and body work together in an efficient synchronized manner, optimal human performance can be maintained or even improved. However, injury, illness, age-related issues, toxicity, sleep deficiency, or other conditions interfere and human performance is diminished.  

The effects of diminished cognitive performance is easily observed when a professional hockey player slams his head into the wall leaving the game with a concussion. Outside of a bump on the head, there is no physical harm to his body, however he is unable to skate steadily, execute plays with precision, or track and react quickly to the puck.  There is nothing wrong with his legs, arms or eyes: concussion has reduced his cognitive abilities, and as a result, his human performance is also diminished.

Fortunately, most reductions in human performance do not have to be permanent. Performance can be regained with rehabilitation and training programs that incrementally challenge cognitive processing and performance.

But the gains don’t have to stop there.

Elite college hockey athlete loosening up and getting into the right frame of mind before a practice; firing-up his sensorimotor systems, improving reaction time, and sharpening hand-eye coordination skills.

The same strategies can be applied to improving cognitive performance in healthy individuals as well, and this is where GyroStim comes in. Not only is GyroStim an effective tool to help recondition and rehabilitate at lower levels of training intensity, it can be used at higher intensities and with a wide variety of training and exercise strategies to improve spatial awareness and balance, cognitive processes and decisiveness, visual acuity and peripheral vision, hand-eye coordination and accuracy, and more---all contributing to improved human performance.

GyroStim’s multimodal 3-dimensional interactive brain training environment will stimulate, exercise, and challenge your ability to perceive, process, and react with the world. Whether recovering from an injury or illness, slowed down by the effects of aging, or desiring to take your athletic ability to the next level, 
GyroStim can help you achieve you maximum human potential.