The KAT is ready… now its your turn: 

As a movement educator teaching your craft, you likely already know what you would like your athlete/client to do.  Think about how you would normally instruct. ( i.e. how you would bring awareness to a body part or action.)  Witht he KAT, you Capture a thing, then teach that thing.

Pretend you want to teach the KAT's current position on the table. 
Press the top parameter box, labeled "Angle X"  the border will turn blue.

Now press the blue Capture button to the right of the Target1 text.  A pop up message will ask you to choose Desired or Undesired. Choose desired.

The KAT will begin to beep and vibrate because the KAT is in the desired position you juts captured. Now move the KAT  anywhere else,  and the feedback will stop. 

One common mistake in learning how to use the KAT, is keeping it sposition on the table. Good technique involves  keeping a consistent angle of the KAT.  Some people rotate the KAT too much while handling it. We are using the KAT on a flat surface in the instruction mode where feedback will be delivered when the desired angle in achieved.


Fill in the blanks below while keeping in mind the desired technique (or undesired technique) you want to address. In this script, the feedback rewards the desired motor behavior.

1. One common mistake in ________________ (a sporting movement) is poor_____________  (technique: footwork, posture, preparation).
2. Good technique during _________(action) involves ________________ (description of specific biomechanics), because it  _________________
(biomechanical advantage: faster, less wasted movement, more power)
3. Some athletes tend to________________(undesired action)  instead of _________________________ (desired action). 
4. I am using the KAT on the ______________ (body part)  in the default mode (the Instruction Mode, where feedback will be delivered WHEN the DESIRED target is achieved), to change this motor behavior. 
Next: Quick Start: Part III