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InMotion Tracking Sensors to Offer Top Football Clubs Fitness Data from InStat

Jointly with InMotion, InStat is developing a device that will be collecting tracking data.

InStat is a leader in the market of sports analytics. The company has been working with football sector clients for over 12 years now. Statistical, video and fitness data provided by InStat is used by teams that win national championships, European Cups and major international tournaments. By 2020, InStat will have expanded the package of fitness data thanks to the wearable sensors. The sensor is being developed by the InMotion startup (belongs to the TechnoSpark Group of Companies) exclusively for InStat.

InStat is going to introduce a new system of data collection for footballers that can be used both during training sessions and on match days. The data is going to be collected through the InMotion sensor that is attached to an athlete’s body and measures the following data in real time:

  • athlete’s location on the field
  • acceleration
  • position in space
  • heart rate
  • cardiogram

Information retrieved from the InMotion sensors will be analyzed in consideration with other InStat Fitness data that is now collected through optical tracking, which includes the distance covered, speed and energy consumed. Therefore, InStat will provide a most complete and accurate picture of an athlete’s physical activity, as well as their preparation and condition. The tracker will help athletes to prepare for matches and recover after them more efficiently.

The new service will be offered to those who practice team sports – first of all, football. It will be useful to top clubs and will be also available to amateur teams. First and foremost, it is over 2,000 current corporate clients and 50,000 direct clients of InStat.

One set includes trackers, a portable recharger and the base station for collection of all data from the sensors. “The tracker is the size of a matchbox, and it is attached to the sports uniform, so it does not bother athletes during their training. The estimated cost of one InMotion device is at least three times less than that of its counterparts,” says Maxim Belitsky, Director for Sports at the TechnoSpark Group of Companies.

Alexander Ivansky, founder and CEO of InStat explains,

“Coaches are given the information about every match, as they need to understand which player showed a good performance, which one did not, and how their team performed overall in the match. Some of the measurements are automatic, others involve assistance from nearly a thousand experts from all around the world. We analyze about 8,000 matches a month, however performance analysis takes a whole week. InMotion sensors make it possible to keep track team performance throughout their training sessions, that is why we designed the universal solution in partnership with experts. The purpose is to provide teams with accurate, up-to-date and useful information that will help them improve their results.”

The InMotion startup (part of the TechnoSpark Group of Companies) designs wearable sensors that collect quasi-medical and location-related data from athletes who practice team sports, such as football, ice hockey, handball and others. The TechnoSpark Group of Companies creates series of product-based and contract-based tech companies for the purpose of selling them to corporations, private entrepreneurs and funds.

Source: InStat

Date: 1 August 2019