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KIHU – Research Institute for Olympic Sports acquires new athlete tracking system to improve elite sports intelligence

Press Release   •   Sep 04, 2014 06:02 EDT

KIHU, the Finnish Research Institute for Olympic Sports, has adopted a new athlete tracking system to monitor and provide rich data about athlete's movements, acceleration, location and workload.

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.

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. For more information, please contact info@quuppa.com and visit our website www.quuppa.com

SportIQ

Founded in 2008, SportIQ is an innovation-driven sports technology and analytics company and the creator of a groundbreaking player and sports equipment tracking solution that is currently being piloted by leading sports organizations around the world. www.sportiq.fi 

KIHU

Since the beginning of 2013 KIHU has been responsible for the Research and Development Program of High Performance Unit, which is one of the Finnish Olympic Committee’s main programs. The Program is responsible for world-class sports research and development as well as coaching skills development and implementation in Finland. www.kihu.fi


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. For more information, please contact info@quuppa.com and visit our website www.quuppa.com