InMotion Trackers Have Been Successfully Tested During a Football Match

23 September 2020

During a football match, InMotion has successfully tested the tracker prototype for team sports. InMotion is a member of the TechnoSpark Group of Companies, the Investment Network of the RUSNANO’S Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs. The InMotion tracking system was developed in close partnership with InStat, a market leader in sports analytics, working with thousands of clients in football, hockey, basketball, and other sports.

InMotion Trackers Have Been Successfully Tested During a Football Match

Field tests were held on August 26 at the Troitsk Central Stadium (New Moscow) during the game of the Letniy Dozhdik team (3rd division) within the framework of the Russian championship. InMotion trackers simultaneously transmitted data on the position of players on the field, positioned them relative to each other, and built individual trajectories. Accurate synchronization was achieved through a dual positioning system—the autonomous ultrawideband and the satellite one.

Analysis of the data obtained during the real game allowed the InStat representatives to recognize the work of the tracker prototype to be successful. Even the downpour that broke out over the stadium did not interfere with the tests. “The testing was according to plan, and we are pleased with its results. We were able to get a lot of data, which we have to analyze and compare with the InStat Fitness system. However, already during testing, we have noticed what a leap forward the prototypes of InMotion sensors made in the player positioning accuracy,” said Willie Lich, Hardware Project Manager at InStat.

The InMotion tracking system is designed for team sports, such as football, hockey, basketball, mini-football, and others. The system consists of a sensor and a base station. The sensor transmits in real time the location of the athlete on the field, acceleration indicators, position in space, pulse, and cardiogram. Widespread use of these devices will allow clubs to have the most accurate data on the health and physical activity of athletes, and their readiness for matches.

“Our players were not inconvenienced by the tracker. It is comfortably fastened on a neck warmer, which fits tightly to the body. The sensor performs an important function, but at the same time neither creates discomfort, nor constrains movements, nor injures during falls and martial arts,” the coach of the Letniy Dozhdik Sergey Chernogaev shared his impressions.

Such tracking systems are already used by professional clubs all over the world. The planned cost of one InMotion device is at least three times lower than that of competitors, which will make professional tracking available for sports schools and lower league teams. This will allow professional clubs to identify sports talents at the earliest stage. InMotion plans to complete the development and bring the tracking system to the market in 2021.

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RUSNANO Joint-Stock Company was founded in March 2011 through reorganization of state corporation Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies. JSC RUSNANO contributes to implementation of the state policy on the development of the nanotechnology industry by investing directly and through investment funds of nanotechnology in financially effective high-technology projects providing the development of new production facilities in the Russian Federation. Its primary investment focus is in electronics, optoelectronics and telecommunications, healthcare and biotechnology, metallurgy and metalwork, energy, mechanical engineering and instrument making, construction and industrial materials, chemicals and petrochemicals. 100 percent of RUSNANO’s shares are state owned. Thanks to RUSNANO’s investments, there are currently 138 factories and R&D Centers opened in 37 regions in Russia.

Management of assets of RUSNANO JSC is carried out by Limited Liability Company established in December 2013, RUSNANO Management Company.

Work to establish nanotechnology infrastructure and carry out educational programs is fulfilled by RUSNANO’s Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs, which was also established during the reorganization of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies.

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The TechnoSpark Group of Companies, a part of the investment network of the Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs, is involved in all aspects of venture creation: from establishing a start-up to its sale. The TechnoSpark Group of Companies is in the hardware industry, working in areas, such as robotics in logistics, energy storage systems, hi-tech medical equipment, diamond optics, braided composites, optical and industrial surfaces, genomics, industrial microbiology, thin-film integrated photovoltaics, additive technologies and flexible electronics. The Group of Companies is in first place according to the National rating of Russia’s most effective technology parks and was included in the National Rating of Russian Fast-growing Technology Companies, TechUp 2019. It is also a part of the community of startup studios, the Global Startup Studio Network (GSSN).

For more information about the company, visit technospark.ru