Nike — the famous sports shoe manufacturer, has just restarted their Nike Sport Research Lab (NSRL) in the heart of Beaverton, Oregon. As per Nike Inc., the laboratory is assembled in the LeBron James Innovation Center.
Everyone appreciates their initiative. The lab covers five times more area than its earlier 40-year-old Exeter laboratory in New Hampshire. To help athletes perform extraordinarily the facility will focus on designing sneakers and testing them.
What’s new in the Nike building from LeBron James Innovation Center?
Nike says the newer research lab has one of the most advanced motion-capturing systems (over 400 motion cameras). It also equips with certain gears for mapping human body activity. It has completed a full-sized basket court within the premises.
Besides this, it also comes with different racing tracks such as 200-meter endurance and 100-meter straightaway. It’s also equipped with an artificial turf training field to assist in capturing players in action. In addition, four dedicated climate chambers can simulate a range of environmental situations.
Nike’s Commitment to Excellence
Nike has been very clear about its project design and related policies. It’s using up to 80% of construction debris (which is worth 4 million pounds) and it is going to be diverted from landfills. 70% of the woodwork in the building would be from sustainable sources; and 100 percent of the wood used in the construction is from sensible and reasonable sources.
Around 10% of the building’s energy will be produced by a 322-Kilowatt rooftop solar panel system. Wind farms in Columbia Gorge provide the remaining 90 percent of energy, which is 100% clean and renewable.
Kathy Gomez, VP of Nike, says their sole goal is to produce reliable and sustainable products every year. She also added there must be extensive learning and understanding of different people who have different bodies, family backgrounds, and gender.
Lebron James’ Vision
The new facility will help them come up with performance-focused products every time. The ability to create and tap into one’s resources while giving it your best is a fantastic achievement. Knowing that your body is your temple, and that is important in life.
Last but not least, studying your body and knowing how to get the most out of it applies to everyone and is not exclusive to professional athletes. As a result, it is beneficial to everyone who is seeking to enjoy life to its fullest. I’m always wondering about how I can continue to evolve and how I can continue to defy the conventional wisdom about when you’re in your prime, and that’s what it boils down to,” James profoundly said.
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