DkIT - STATSports Winner of fusion Project Exemplar Award08 March 2018
The DkIT-STATSports InterTradeIreland Fusion project recently received the FUSION Programme Project Exemplar award. The awards were created to recognise the contribution that FUSION companies make to both economies, North and South.
FUSION Project Exemplars are judged to be the best FUSION projects in terms of the level of innovation, benefits achieved and overall contribution to the programme, whilst also achieving a good geographic spread across the island.
The project involved Dr Fergal McCaffery from Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT), Paul Johnston from STATSports and Alan Moynagh, a former graduate that was recruited to work on the project within STATSports. STATSports Technologies Ltd (Newry, Co Down), designs, develops and manufactures electronics and software for the elite sports market. Clients include Liverpool FC, The Chiefs New Zealand and The Washington Wizards.
With a strong foothold in the sports metrics arena, the company wanted to develop their product for indoor use to gain an important competitive edge. The purpose of the Fusion Project was to research how Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology could be used as a solution for tracking player positioning. This technology has the potential to bring major benefits for STATSports going forward in terms of new products.
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