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When the Customer is not King

Most entrepreneurs start thinking about their innovative idea in terms of the new product required.

Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test and its relationship with other field tests for footballers

Measurement is as important as the test chosen to do so. Not all tests assess the same parameters, which makes it difficult to choose the right one.

IS THE SPRINT A FRIEND OR AN ENEMY IN THE PLAYER’S TRAINING?

One of the main characteristics in football nowadays is the increase in actions performed at high speed. Its importance is such that, in most cases, goals and decisive actions are preceded by sprints.

A METROPOLITAN OR URBAN STADIUM?

A year ago, one of the greatest experts in European football stadiums, Paul Fletcher, published a research about the impact of these buildings to the urban environment. He analysed the cities that had been home to the UEFA Champions League in the last decade, suggesting many interesting insights.

PART II: THE STORY BEHIND THE COLLABORATION BETWEEN WIMU AND BARÇA

When the black vests worn by the first football team caught the attention of the press in 2017, Barça Innovation Hub was already in the process to further develop the EPTS WIMU PRO.

PART I: THE STORY BEHIND THE COLLABORATION BETWEEN WIMU AND BARÇA

One of the pioneering teams to adopt this system was FC Barcelona, thanks to the initiative from of its technical staff, and the partnership with Real Track Systems and its WIMU PRO device.

A SMART DEVICE TO TRAIN ATHLETES

While FC Barcelona’s training sessions take place, their trainers follow on-screen a complex series of graphics, which correspond to the individual performance of the player and the result of the plays they practice in group.

HOW PIXELLOT’S AI TECHNOLOGY WORKS TO STREAMLINE WORKFLOWS AT FC BARCELONA

Barça Innovation Hub (BIHUB) has partnered with Pixellot to develop new systems for automated recording of training sessions and games.

VALIDATING THE DIFFERENT TRACKING SYSTEMS IN FOOTBALL

In November 2018, the Football Technology Innovation department at FIFA and Victoria University, conducted a research study in collaboration with the Barça Innovation Hub at the Mini Estadi, to explore the validity of the Electronic Performance Tracking Systems (EPTS) of 16 different companies.

PLAYER ORIENTATION, A KEY ASPECT OF PREDICTIVE MODELS IN FOOTBALL

In the OptaPro Forum this week, Carlos Rodríguez will be presenting a study currently being carried out by the club on the body orientation of players in different game situations. We sat down for a chat with him so that he could give us a brief explanation of the project.