Peter Demopoulos

PhD, BSc Applied Sport and Exercise Science, BSc Business Administration

He is a sport scientist working with RealTrack Systems and Project Manager for the Cirque Du Soleil MESSI10 show. His role spans from company and product presentations, research projects in addition to providing scientific support to clients.
Prior to joining RealTrack Systems, he was a Lecturer in the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, UK. In addition, he has experience working as a Performance Analyst in elite level football in the UK.
His doctoral thesis examined optimizing the use of GPS technology to quantify biomechanical load in elite level football

Ponencia:

Cirque du Soleil, art or science? How technology fuses these concepts

The Messi10 show is comprised of 46 artists across various disciplines. With the inclusion of the WIMUPRO athlete monitoring system Cirque du Soleil can now benefit from an array of variables that can further provide insight into the requirements of performance.
The department of Performance Science Coaching & Artist Training has now gathered a substantial amount of data in order to build the profile of the disciplines included in this show, while recognizing the potential of further quantifying training load. The aim is for the Entertainment Company to explore the potential of data driven coaching interventions. Subjective and objective training load data is now a reality while the future will be devoted to exploring how data may be implemented beyond training contexts also.