The OKKULO system is game-changing technology geared towards making unprecedented individual and collective gains in performance that translate into improved results and greater success.
Our cutting-edge training system pioneers the innovative use of specialised light waves to improve reaction times leading to enhanced performance and a tangible, significant competitive advantage.
Particularly beneficial with fast-paced ball sports like football, cricket, tennis, baseball and basketball, OKKULO can help shave the crucial milliseconds away in any sport requiring reactions to hi-speed objects. We aim not merely to be innovative, but to be integral to how athletes improve their capabilities.
OKKULO’s goal isn’t just about improving reaction times, it is about raising the bar and completely re-configuring the athlete’s visual system to affect change and increase performance.
Our goal is to share those tangible performance gains with athletes, teams and organisations committed to raising their own bar through fundamental, innovative retraining.
The OKKULO lighting conditions take advantage of biological processes in the eyes and brain that delay our perception under reduced illumination. Sports training under such conditions requires a speeding up of response times that translates into improved performance that can be the difference between “what if” and delivered results.
When we look at a scene, an upside-down image of it is formed by the lens and cornea of our eye on its inner, back surface, where light-sensitive photo receptors (called rods and cones) absorb the arriving light and produce a neural representation of the image. This representation is processed and transmitted to the brain where it eventually leads to our perception of the scene and the objects within it. It is important to note that our perception is by no means instantaneous. Even in bright light, the delay between the scene being imaged and our conscious perception of that scene is about 200ms. To put this delay into context, if a ball is moving at 90mph, it will have travelled about 8m before we are able to perceive it at any given instant. For example, when we catch a ball, we must position our hands based on the trajectory and speed of the ball 200ms before it arrives! Consequently, we cannot respond to unexpected deflections of the ball in the last few meters before we catch it.
We understand the science of results. Thanks to our research, we know that the OKKULO system can raise performance levels through natural retraining right at the source of the decision-making process.
Several studies have been undertaken, in collaboration with Prof L.T. Sharpe and Prof A. Stockman – specialists in the field of rod- and cone-mediated visual adaptation – that substantiate the scientific premise of the OKKULO system.
This independent scientific testing has conclusively demonstrated the ability of the OKKULO system to improve reaction speed and enhance physical performance by as much as 23% with a 16% improvement in the velocity at which they could comfortably react.
A cricket specific study, undertaken at Durham University’s Sporting Academy in conjunction with former England cricketer Graeme Fowler involved a test of cricketers using only the OKKULO system for training throughout the study period. In total, the participants trained in the OKKULO light levels for 4.5 hours over an 8-week period with no other batting practice taking place.
The OKKULO system is a unique training environment in which the intensity and spectrum of the illumination is carefully controlled during training to enhance performance under normal illumination conditions.
The OKKULO environment can be created in almost any enclosed space with the possibility of both internal and external environments depending on the client’s needs.
The system comprises of our unique lighting stacks, ball-illumination technology, ball-delivery machine, the OKKULO goal-sensing technology, goal-sensing target boxes and OKKULO software that allows the coach to view the performance of the player in real time. Those data are then collated to build a unique OKKULO Score tracking performance over the duration of a player’s career.
Behind Okkulo there is a team of creative sports fans, who are hugely talented and dedicated to this unique training system.
The OKKULO system is game changing, after I used the system the first two times I could feel a massive difference in my game. My reactions felt a lot sharper and it seemed as if the ball was much slower. I would highly recommend OKKULO to all goalkeepers as it can positively affect your confidence and game.
I was fortunate enough to be one of the first few to have a session in OKKULO. It's like nothing else i’ve ever done, completely innovative... incredible really. I felt my reaction and timing getting better during the session and enjoyed it throughout. Reactions felt quicker and felt like i had more time judging the flight of the ball. I had the training week of my life and played a game the following week and could feel the effects still benefiting me. I actually won MOTM with almost 50% of the votes. Looking forward to heading back there soon.
I have used OKKULO on several occasions now and every time I do I feel my eyes and reaction time getting better and better. It really helped me when playing as I felt I had much more time to judge the flight of a shot when I was playing after using it. In the 4 weeks i was training in OKKULO, i recorded four clean sheets out of six, conceded two goals, saved a penalty and received an England C call up.
It's been an absolute pleasure to use the OKKULO system. Mel and the team have been fantastic in allowing us to use the facility to help our goalkeepers improve. As a coach the results and feedback have been incredible really. We would do our session on a Friday afternoon, before home games which resulted in 3/3 clean sheets for the first 3 weeks. The goalkeepers would say how sharp and alert the felt the following day (match day). We will 100% continue using OKKULO moving forward next season.