SprintAI, a leading artificial intelligence platform focused on maximizing
athlete performance, is expanding the spectrum of its platform by adding
Dr. Vernon Williams to its advisory team. Dr. Williams is one of the most respected neurologists
in the world of sports, working with elite athletes from the NFL, MLB,
NBA and other top leagues to improve their cognitive performance.
SprintAI's athlete performance platform takes all the data available
from an athlete’s training program, testing results and from a fast-growing
ecosystem of sensors and wearable technologies that monitor individual
activity levels, sleep, and many other variables to give them and their
coaches a holistic, real-time view of the athlete’s status. By analyzing
this data using proprietary artificial intelligence algorithms, athletes
and coaches at all levels can identify new areas for improvement and optimize
their training and performance.
“Dr. Williams is a critical and welcomed addition to our advisory
team,” SprintAI Founder & CEO Juha Tiihonen said.“His passion for helping athletes reach new heights through neurological
and cognitive training methods is a critical element in our goal of delivering
the most holistic understanding of athletic performance ever built.”
Dr. Williams is a sports neurologist and founding director of the Center
for Sports Neurology and Pain Medicine at the prestigious
Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles, CA. He serves as the Team Neurologist for the Los Angeles
Rams and neurological medical consultant to local professional sports
organizations, such as the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Lakers, Los
Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Kings, and Los Angeles Sparks.
Dr. Williams is also a three-term appointee to the California State Athletic
Commission (currently serving as Vice-Chair) and former two-term Chair
of the American Academy of Neurology Sports Neurology Section. He has
received numerous public accolades and is a frequent medical expert and
contributor to mainstream media publications and news outlets, including
the Los Angeles Times, Sports Illustrated, ESPN News, Huffington Post,
as well as local and national television news outlets including Ivanhoe
National Broadcast News, CBS, NBC, and ABC television affiliates.
“SprintAI’s mission of maximizing athlete potential impressed
me from the first time we met,” Dr. Williams said.“The team’s dedication to building the most complete athlete
picture possible is something I immediately wanted to participate in,
and I am excited to bring my expertise in sports neurology and cognitive
performance to the team.”
Dr. Williams will begin using SprintAI in his practice with elite athlete
clients during the first half of this year. He will also advise the SprintAI
product development team on incorporating cognitive performance data into
the company’s proprietary algorithms, for example in monitoring
and analyzing athlete readiness.