Catapult Innovations

Project: minimaxX athlete tracking technology ESTABLISHED in 2006, Catapult Innovations designs, manufactures and markets cutting edge technology products for the elite sports market.

Project: minimaxX athlete tracking technology

ESTABLISHED in 2006, Catapult Innovations designs, manufactures and markets cutting edge technology products for the elite sports market.

The minimaxX product line was developed in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Sport and the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for micro Technology over 5 years. It incorporates the ‘state of the art’ in sensor miniaturisation through micro technology (MEMS).

The technology comprises a small electronics device which athletes wear on their back, and a sophisticated software package that collects and analyses data that streams wirelessly from the wearable units.

It measures tactical information like player position and speed, physiological information like heart rate, and biomechanical information like accelerations, timing and impact loading.

The technology enables users to reduce labour and increase the effectiveness of elite athlete management. It automates routine collection of reliable performance data. This replaces very labour intensive manual data collection, or worse still, completely subjective measures of performance.

The products were used by many Australian Olympic athletes in the lead up to the Athens and Beijing Olympic Games.

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