1080 Sprint and 1080 Quantum System Updates - 1080 Motion

1080 Sprint and 1080 Quantum System Updates

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With the new release we introduce a QUICK START option. This enables you to train without logging in while still getting biofeedback of each rep. Using QUICK START there is no need to login, select a Client, set up a Session and choose an Exercise.

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Change of Direction (CoD)

Accurately measure continuous data, of both the acceleration and deceleration phases, in CoD exercises. Data presentation and analysis of acceleration and deceleration phase characteristics. Use predefined or create your own CoD exercises and tests, specific to your needs. Easy administration of CoD testing for individuals or groups.

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Variable load Low to High

With this update, we extend the variable load feature in the 1080 Sprint. Previously you could move from a higher initial load to a lower secondary load depending on speed. Now you can also move from a lower initial load to a higher secondary load also governed by speed.

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Vmax vs Peak speed - Edit Split

If you want to change the default 5 m split length or apply other rules, mark one of the runs in the set and push the Edit split button and the below will pop-up. To edit every measurement in a set to the same setting, check the “apply to all measurements in set” tickbox.

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Optimized download of synchronized training data for improved performance

When logging in to your 1080 Motion user account, the software automatically downloads data (client profiles, groups, exercise library etc.) belonging to your instructor account. It caches this data on your tablet or PC local database. Earlier versions of the software have downloaded all the Sessions, Exercises, Sets and the corresponding training data.

The change introduced in this version is that Sessions will no longer be automatically downloaded when logging in. However, when navigating to a specific Set, that data will be cached (i.e., the next time you click on it, it will be available locally and does not need to be fetched from the cloud server). The benefit of this strategy is that much less data is downloaded, and the sync process will be faster leading to better performance overall. The one downside is that some old data that you have not viewed recently will not be available in the local cache. You will have to reconnect to the internet in order to view older data.

Remove data from local cache that has not been activated or viewed in the last 30 days.

To make the local database cache smaller and free up local hard drive space, the software will automatically remove all data from the local cache for all clients that have not been activated in the last 30 days. This of course only applies to data that is safely synced and uploaded to the server. Not yet synchronized data will never be removed. Activating a client means adding it to the “Active clients” list in the left side menu in the application.

And while we are at it – please remove clients no longer active!

When you remove a Client, all data linked to that Client will be deleted from the cloud database. Removing old unused data will therefore speed up your sync process, since the database searches will have less data to search. In fact, if you are located within the EU you are not allowed to store data on non-active Clients according to the GDPR-legislation. There is no clear directive on how long you should keep it. If you expect a Client to return, all the data from previous session may of course be valuable.

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Software Update Notification

The following improvements are introduced in version

1) “Auto distance” is the new default option for linear measurements such as sprints. It is recommended as measurements are highly consistent and repeatable, and will ensure you capture the athlete’s movement from the very start. Simply enter the distance you want to measure. The measurement is triggered when the athlete moves faster than 0.2 m/s and farther than 0.3 meters. To avoid triggering the test too early, ensure the athlete is still in the set position once you hit the “Begin” button. The previous default setting was “Manual”.

2) All linear sprint measurements are now displayed from the start position 0 meters. This applies to both old and new data. This is a change from previously when the start position was measured as the distance from the calibration point.

Assisted measurements will start from the 0-meter position and are displayed as a negative number when completed. The negative number is defined as the assisted direction for the machine.

3) New data structure in the overview for linear exercise display.

1) Total distance recorded

2) Selected split distance

3) Total time over total distance

4) Time over split distance

5) Average speed over split distance

6) Load used

7) Mode used

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Software Update Notification

The following improvements are introduced in version

1) Reporting of variable load settings.

A bugfix where the settings used with variable load is now displayed correctly.

2) Resistance settings in session overview

In the data overview of exercises – the load settings used are now displayed

3) NFW as the default mode

When starting up the 1080 Software, our most used mode NFW, is now set as default mode.

4) Display changes to reps over time

When time is selected on the X-axis for single, syncro and syncro smith, exercises – the two consecutive phases are displayed chronologically. In the picture above con to ecc is displayed over time

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Software Download Link

Software update provides a new update mechanism for the 1080 Motion software.
Manual download of 1080 motion software is now available: https://download.1080motion.com

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Change in soft brake display

When calibrating the line or changing gears, the soft brake was enabled when resistance and assistance are set to 0 kg. The display will now show P indicating the soft parking brake is engaged instead of 0 kg when decreasing load below 0.1 kg. Since the machine only operates for testing or training with load, this update removes the option of trying to use the machine without load.

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Reporting of Horizontal Force Velocity Data of Linear Cyclical Movement (e.g., Running)

The following improvements are introduced in version

1. Reporting of Horizontal Force Velocity Data of Linear Cyclical Movement (e.g., Running)

New feature displays individual force-velocity analysis (F/V) side by side of recorded speed, force, or power over time, based on one run at low resistance (1-3 kg). An added benefit compared to analysis based on multiple runs at different loads saves time and, we believe, a more accurate analysis eliminating heavy loading needed for the multiple load profiling. The validity of the method for straight running is well proven through documented research (see reference 1) and should work for skating as well.

How it works:

Perform a single resisted run at maximum effort with 1-3 kg load for a minimum distance of 30 m and ensure maximal speed is reached by the athlete. Calculation of the F/V assumes barometric pressure at sea level and temperature of 20 degrees centigrade. The effect of the light load from the 1080 Sprint is eliminated in the calculations of estimated max speed and splits.

To view F/V data, click on VIEW OPTIONS in the upper right corner. Select Time as Unit X, Speed as Unit Y, and  F/V analysis option (See orange boxes). Side-by-side images will appear.

Linear graph displayed with X-axis Force N/kg (F0) over Y-axis Speed m/s.
Parabola displayed with X-axis Power W/kg (Pmax) over Y-axis Speed m/s.

Variables of Interest displayed include:

Profiling Variable Definition Practical Interpretation & Use
F0 (N/kg) Theoretical maximal horizontal force production, extrapolated from the linear sprint F-V relationship. Maximal force output (per unit body mass) in the horizontal direction. Initial ballistic “push” of the athlete into the ground during sprint acceleration.
V0 (m/s) Theoretical maximal running velocity, extrapolated from the linear sprint F-V relationship. Sprint-running maximal velocity capability of the athlete should mechanical resistances be null. Ability to produce horizontal force at high velocities.
Pmax (W/kg) Maximal mechanical power output in the horizontal direction. Maximal power-output capability of the athlete in the horizontal direction (per unit body mass) during sprint acceleration.
RFmax (%) Maximal ratio of force (RF), computed as ratio of step-average horizontal component of the ground reaction force to the corresponding resultant force @ 0.3 seconds Theoretical maximal effectiveness of force application. Proportion of total force production that is directed in the forward direction of motion at start of sprint.
DRF (% per m/s) Rate of decrease in RF with increasing speed during sprint acceleration. Computed as the slope of the linear RF-V relationship. Describes the athlete’s capability to limit the inevitable decrease in mechanical effectiveness with increasing speed.
F=force; V=velocity; P=power; N=Newton; kg=kilogram; W=Watt; m=meter
Definitions within table modified based on a publication by Delaney (See reference 2)
Profiling Variable Definition Practical Interpretation & Use
Estimated top speed
(Max Speed)
Maximal speed athlete can reach in an indoor environment with air resistance and no other external loading Key number to follow and base for setting overspeed assistance and effects

Parameters for horizontal FV profile calculations to be displayed:

  • Resisted loading of 1-3 kg (No greater loads will be valid input)
  • Movement distance recommended minimum of 30 meters
  • Use NFW or Isotonic mode

Race-like Performance Summary data can be displayed by clicking the icon .

Performance Summary displays an estimation of how an athlete would perform an indoor, unloaded run with air friction. Please note, distances over 30 meters could be too optimistic as fatigue is not represented in the calculations. Click on the Yards/Meters button to change the “Race Predictions” display.

Update client height and weight information for accurate results. The analysis will calculate force using the body weight and height as entered in the client profile including the chosen resistance of the 1080 Sprint. Note: If you decide to analyze data from a previous date, edit the height and weight of the client at the date of testing for accuracy of results.

Height and weight should be entered in the edit client profile before selecting the F/V analyze option. Select the edit button right of the client’s name.


  1. A simple method for measuring power, force, velocity properties, and mechanical effectiveness in sprint running (univ-reunion.fr)
  2. Sprint acceleration mechanical profiling for the NFL draft

2. Improved display of values presented in tables

Units are now displayed in gray to contrast with the numerical data displayed in black. Decimal presentation is now more consistent with data reporting.

Webapp Update

The following improvements are introduced in WebApp Comparison Report Tool

When logging in at webapp.1080motion.com, you can select a report called “Compare over time.” It will allow you to follow the progression of a particular exercise over time for one or several Clients or compare a group of Clients during one session (e.g., 30m sprints).

The first step is selecting a client or multiple clients to compare.  Selection always includes filtering Group, Client, Date, and the specific exercise type.

Three available types are listed when selecting the exercise: Reps, Linear, or CoD.

  1. Reps are unilateral or bilateral repetitions collected as single, Syncro and Syncro-Smith (e.g., Single-arm row or broad jump)
  2. Linear is a linear exercise type (e.g., Sprinting)
  3. CoD is a change of direction exercise type (e.g., Assisted 5-0-5)


  1. Quality – Select Peak or Average for either Force, Power or Speed
  2. Side – For bilateral exercises, select to show Left/Right side combined or L and R side separate
  3. Exercise – Select data from the specified exercise
  4. Phase – Select data from the concentric-resisted or eccentric-assisted phase
  5. Data aggregate (per session)
    • Best value in session (i.e. best rep)
    • Best set average in session NOTE: Before reporting, please remove or clean “bad or unwanted reps” in any sets
    • Average of set averages NOTE: Meaningful data requires total effort.  Again, please remove or clean “bad or unwanted reps” before running the report.
  6. Machine setting strictness
    • Level 1: Load and speed settings can differ
    • Level 2: Load must match but speed setting can differ
    • Level 3: Speed and load settings must match


Machine settings strictness is essential – you want to compare apples to apples!  The software will look at the first session chosen by date, and those load and speed settings will then govern the following sessions/sets – they must have the same load and speed settings as the first to be included in the report.

Sometimes machine setting strictness is not important.  For example, speed settings don’t come into play when performing traditional power exercises where you want to follow progression power  (Watts) in the concentric phase.  In this case, it does not influence the report if different speeds are used during other exercise sessions.  Therefore, choosing level 2 (6b) is sufficient.

Furthermore, suppose you want to follow the progression of power and see the Client clearly improving over time; you may wish to increase loads between exercise sessions to maximize the power produced – then selecting Level 1 (6a) is your best choice in this instance.


  1. Quality – Fastest X meter split or fastest time
  2. Exercise –select data from the specified exercise
  3. Phase – select data from phases, concentric-resisted or eccentric-assisted

Data aggregation and machine settings strictness as for REPS (See section A. Reps).


  1. Quality – Only total time available, no phase times
  2. Exercise –select data from the specified exercise

Data aggregation and machine settings strictness as for REPS (See section A. Reps).


After selections are made, press ”Generate report.”

For a report of one specified date, a bar graph is generated

-Report of a specified date, a bar graph is generated.

-The black line represents the group average value.

-If you press Download as JSON, this exports the data in JSON format.

-If you press Download as CSV, this exports (all if more than one per Client) data entries for the selected settings and time interval in CSV format.

2 Report for comparison over time

For sessions with two or more entries, a line diagram is generated.

The black line represents the group average value.

Over time: The curve is shown over time.

Indexed: The curve is shown uniformly over the graph.  It uses the aggregate data duration.

Aggregate data over X days: The maximum number of days sessions can be shown in the graph and considered to have occurred at the same time/session.  (E.g., In a team setting, one group tests on Saturday and the other group tests on Sunday – choosing aggregate data over two days displays the data as if it happened on the same test day.


  1. Finding relevant historical data will likely be challenging unless you have done this “by hand” before. For example, the chosen settings and length recorded during a run need to be consistent for meaningful comparison.
  2. Moving forward with this tool, we advise users to select a few exercises with a strict settings protocol for load, speed, and execution. Strict setting protocols create meaningful reports to compare recorded data.
  3. Standardization procedures should be considered, and permanently delete unwanted or “bad” reps to compare the set average.
  4. Finally, we suggest users create specific exercises and name them to easily find them in the selection tool, as we did in the example above using “(Compare)” in the name.



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Ability to Move Sets and Reps & Tracking Historical Height and Weight Changes

In this update, we have added features to improve the user experience.

  • Move sets and individual reps between client training sessions
  • Inclusion of Body Weight and Height history for Horizontal Force Velocity calculation efficiency
  • When creating a new set from within a training session, all set parameters are now copied to the new set
  • Total (Effective) load is calculated for Smith exercises. It takes into account external load as well as the load from the two machines
  • Stability improvements around saving and uploading of data

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Eric Lichter – Co-founder of Plus 2 University

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Tommy Christian – Founder of TCBoost

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