Sports Labs has launched its new Field Marshall device. The unit has been designed to measure the impact attenuation of a field. The Field Marshall combines three industry-standard impact devices in one single drop device.
Weighing just 14.2kg, the Field Marshall is capable of measuring Force Reduction, Deformation, Energy Restitution, Impact values and GMax results from a surface. Sports Labs claims that the Field Marshall is compact and wireless, thus offering an opportunity to replace the bulkier Advanced Artificial Athlete (29kg), Clegg Hammer (4.6kg) and the GMax (14.2kg) devices.
With an overall weight of under 15kg, the device also opens the option for using a single individual to test a field. At present it takes two technicians to manoeuvre the AAA. With logistical cost for shipping testing equipment being one of the most expensive elements when it comes to establishing the safety and performance of a field, the Field Marshall could result in testing fields becoming more affordable.