In 2009 Vancouver Canucks’ management approached Fatigue Science to help address player fatigue and understand how their historically challenging road game schedule was affecting player performance. The players wore Readibands for several weeks to capture data on the quality, quantity and timing of their sleep.
Team doctors were able to use the reports to identify which players needed training to increase their sleep hygiene or address potential sleep disorders. Team management were able to use the aggregated reports and Fatigue Science’s Fatigue Avoidance Scheduling Tool (FAST) to create schedules for training and travel which provided players with optimal sleep opportunities and increased performance at game time.
The Vancouver Canucks management concluded that Fatigue Science’s technology helped the team gain a competitive edge, allowing them to become one of the best road game performing teams in the league.