The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today that it will equip student-athletes, coaches and tier 1 personnel at the ACC men’s and women’s basketball tournaments with a KINEXON SafeTag contact tracing device. The devices, which have been utilized by all 15 ACC member institutions throughout the regular season, are a component of KINEXON SafeZone, a cutting-edge digital solution to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
This season, all ACC men’s and women’s basketball student-athletes, coaches, and staff wore the devices while inside team facilities. Student-athletes also had the SafeTags sewn into jerseys or tucked into socks for in-game usage. The SafeTags measure the proximity between users to provide school medical officials accurate contact tracing data when an individual tests positive for the virus. To date, the technology has identified several high-risk close contacts of a positive case within the ACC. These high-risk contacts were quarantined and later tested positive, thus limiting the spread of the virus.
“Having all of our teams use the KINEXON technology throughout the regular-season proved to be significantly effective in the continued efforts to keep our student-athletes, coaches and programs healthy and safe. As we approach the ACC Tournaments, we’re pleased to expand the partnership with KINEXON and feel it will only enhance our protocols.”
Prior to the pandemic, KINEXON established itself as a world-leader in sports performance technology and analytics. When the sporting world shut down in March of 2020, the company pivoted its award-winning technology to address the challenge of mitigating the spread of the virus. Instead of tracking movement, the SafeTags measure the distance and duration of a contact and cannot track a person’s physical location to ensure user privacy. To date, KINEXON SafeZone has been used to help several professional sports leagues around the world safely complete seasons amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
“While it is impossible to completely reduce the risk of exposure to the virus to zero, KINEXON SafeZone has proven that it is the most effective solution at minimizing the possibility of large outbreaks. By expanding the use of this technology to its conference tournaments, the ACC is making another strong commitment not only to the health and safety of its men’s and women’s basketball programs, but also to the community at large.”
Recently, IQVIA epidemiologist and University of North Carolina faculty Dr. Christina Mack published a scientific paper in partnership with the NFL, NFLPA and CDC showing effectiveness of the NFL 2020 Season COVID-19 protocols and explaining the role of KINEXON within contact tracing processes.
“Effective contact tracing is one of the best tools we have to prevent transmission. The KINEXON device provides a key starting point to understand interactions between individuals, and assess risk of transmission. Evaluation of KINEXON data can also help communities improve protocols and reduce close interactions to prevent transmission when a case occurs”
KINEXON expands its footprint in the Swiss National League by providing tracking and analysis to HC Ambrì-Piotta
With the Swiss professional ice hockey club HC Ambrì-Piotta, another club relies on intelligent live tracking & performance analysis technology from KINEXON. The team led by head coach Luca Cereda joins SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers as one of the first in the National League to use small UWB KINEXON player sensors to analyze data on skating speed, time on ice, power, acceleration, miles traveled on ice and more in real time. It’s the same technology that is increasingly used in the US American NHL, NBA and NFL, as well as German professional leagues.
VfL Wolfsburg to become first club to equip women's and junior teams with same sports analytics setup as men's pros
Live player tracking is now also used in women’s and youth football. German Bundesliga football club VfL Wolfsburg is investing in the latest real-time tracking technology from KINEXON. Beginning in the 2021/2022 season, all teams from women’s and men’s professional to the U14 junior team are equipped with the latest GNSS-based KINEXON PERFORM live tracking and analysis solution.
KINEXON Launches the World's Most Cost-Efficient UWB Sensor For Unprecedented IoT Use Cases
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KINEXON Wins 2021 IoT Sensor Innovation of the Year Award
Today, the 5th annual IoT Breakthrough Awards program announced that KINEXON SafeZone, the world’s most trusted solution for contact warning and contact tracing, has been selected as the winner of the 2021 “IoT Sensor Innovation of the Year” award. The awards are conducted by IoT Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global Internet-of-Things (IoT) market.
Oerlikon Expands Use of World-Leading Digital Solution for Contact Warning & Tracing
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EIB Invests €15 Million Into KINEXON to Scale Its IoT Technology
Ambroise Fayolle, EIB Vice-President: “At the EIB, we strive to support companies that shape the future. KINEXON is such a company and given how they seized the opportunity to make use of their knowledge and expertise during the COVID-crisis, I am thrilled that we can bolster their creativity and vision with EIB financing.”