Facilitated By

San Antonio Medical Foundation

Human Performance Initiative

Southwest Research Institute

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is one of the oldest and largest independent, nonprofit, applied research and development (R&D) organizations in the United States.

Principal Investigator(s)
Daniel P. Nicolella, Ph.D.
Kase Saylor
Funded by
Southwest Research Institute
Research Start Date

The science of elite human performance is evolving at a rapid pace as researchers tap into data from the human body to reveal the complex roles of sleep, nutrition, genetics, training, and neuroscience in the performance of the world’s top athletes. SwRI's Human Performance Initiative (HPI) applies a multidisciplinary scientific and engineering approach to better understand and quantify the complex biomechanical and physiological components of physical performance. Our scientists and engineers represent diverse technical backgrounds that include: biomechanics, computer science, machine learning, systems engineering, sensor fusion, biomedical engineering, physics, statistics, and applied mathematics. With our broad technical expertise, our approach to the technological challenges associated with human performance allows us to seek sports science solutions that are not bound to a particular technical discipline. This holistic approach provides our clients with unique solutions that are specific to their needs.

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