Catapult Group International
2018 Innovation Name: PlayerTek by Catapult
Awards: 38th Most Innovative Company
PlayerTek by Catapult solves the issue of amateur and junior sports coaches not knowing how hard their players are working. Unlike other facets of life where activity is quantified, sport is free-flowing and can lead to physical injury without correct management techniques.
PlayerTek by Catapult is a small device that amateur and junior athletes wear in a compression garment under their uniform. The device measures every movement you make while you play sport, and that information is relayed to a coach’s laptop or the player’s own smartphone. The technology tells you how far you’ve run, your top speed, where you spent your time on the field, and how you compare with your teammates. Think of it like a Fitbit on steroids, designed specifically for team sport athletes.