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A new athlete tracking system taken in use by KIHU, the Finnish Research Institute for Olympic Sports

Press Release   •   Sep 05, 2014 10:34 GMT

Currently being utilized by KIHU in the Research and Development Program of High Performance Unit, the portable athlete positioning system will enable coaches to access precise analysis to improve the performance of individual athletes and to boost team efforts.

A collaborative effort, the system was developed by two Finnish companies, Quuppa and SportIQ, making use of Quuppa’s HAIP (High Accuracy Indoor Positioning) positioning technology and the information processing solution developed by SportIQ. Quuppa is supported by EIT ICT Labs.

Sami Kuitunen, Chief Specialist of Sport Biomechanics at KIHU, says “We want to improve the way we monitor the performance of our athletes to ensure we have the best functional information to improve technique at an individual and team level.”

”The system, developed by Quuppa and SportsIQ, allows us to view new and more accurate statistics that are available immediately – so we can begin to provide feedback on performance to athletes instantly.”

CEO of Quuppa Ltd, Kimmo Kalliola, said “We are very excited to contribute to the development of Finnish Olympians. Aided by our technology I’m sure the specialist teams at KIHU will be soon be setting a new benchmark in athlete analysis and feedback – ensuring that we will see more Finnish athletes on the podiums of future international sports competitions.”


For more information: 
Kimmo Kalliola, CEO, Quuppa Oy, tel.  +358 50 483 7226, kimmo.kalliola@quuppa.com

Sauli Silvonen, International Sales Manager, SportIQ, tel. +358 50 311 2670 sauli.silvonen@sportiq.fi

Sami Kuitunen, Chief Specialist of Sport Biomechanics at KIHU, tel. +358400153185, sami.kuitunen@kihu.fi

Quuppa

Quuppa is the inventor and provider of High Accuracy Indoor Positioning (HAIP) technology. Quuppa provides complete real-time location system solutions with hardware, software, and services, for companies in various different industries including retail, healthcare, sports, transport, and manufacturing. The company was founded in 2012 by the engineers and scientists who invented the HAIP technology in 2006. Quuppa is privately owned and holds its headquarters in Finland. www.quuppa.com

Quuppa is supported by EIT ICT Labs. 


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