In 2020, skateboarding will make its debut on the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Although skateboarding is gaining in popularity and professionalism in Germany and the Netherlands, the inability to measure data of a skateboarding performance prevents the sport to grow even further. Ca7 and Sport Experience aim to develop a set of measurement tools to measure data of a skateboarding athlete’s performance, which will be presented in a database that is accessible to licence holders. In this project, Ca7 and Sport Experience will perform a feasibility study to research whether the envisioned development is technically and economically feasible.
Yannic Sieben of CA7 GmbH: “We are excited to partner with Sport Experience to professionalise the sport of skateboarding. Together we will research latest trends in sports technology and how to facilitate those for the sport of skateboarding to ultimately make this highly attractive sport accessible for a mainstream audience.”
Arno Hermans of Sport Experience BV: “Skateboarding is growing fast and gaining popularity in Germany and the Netherlands. In both Mönchengladbach and Eindhoven, new skateboarding parks and urban sports halls have recently opened, and also the urban skateboarding culture is gaining popularity. One of the hiccoughs for the skateboarding sport to grow is the inability to use data for the improvement of trainings, judging and fan engagement. We are looking forward to contribute to this cross-border research with CA7.”
This project is supported by Digipro, a Dutch-German project especially for SMEs in the border region that see opportunities in the digital transformation.