Deep Tech start-up set to revolutionise world sport with pioneering 3D solutions
A Warsaw-based Deep Tech start-up is aiming to revolutionise global sport through its use of Artificial Intelligence.
Already collaborating with giants such as Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain, ReSpo.Vision stand to transform sports analytics by employing cutting edge Computer Vision and Machine Learning algorithms to capture 3D tracking data.
Capable of capturing 150 million data points per game, their technology allows for raw data to be accrued from a single-camera broadcast feed before being turned into digestible information that can help to assess both individual and team performances, provide advanced metrics, insights and game predictions, and suggest plays, tweaks and tactics.
Speaking to PFR Innowacje, Paweł Osterreicher, the CEO and co-founder of ReSpo.Vision, said: “put simply, we are the only start-up in the world that creates 3D maps of player profiles during a match and then analyses them.”
Recording individual body parts in real time, for instance knee, shoulder and head movements, these 2D images are then transformed into 3D so as to enable for a deeper analysis to be made.
“Thanks to this we can draw correlations between successful passes and the number of times a player glances around to scan the pitch,” says Osterreicher.
Already generating an annual revenue in excess of USD 1 million, the firm is adapting their product to enable them to branch into different sports. Starting with football, they have already honed solutions for other sports. Next up, says Osterreicher, ReSpo.Vision will place tennis and basketball in their sights.
In the meantime, improvements and updates to the current product will also continue to be made: “we will increase the number of analytical functionalities so that even the least competent client can draw as many conclusions and observations from our solution as possible,” says Osterreicher.
This is far from being the only reason why ReSpo.Vision have become such hot news across the sporting world. For bookmakers, they promise to increase business thanks to live betting recommendations made using proprietary AI algorithms and advanced in-game statistics.
However, it is their TV project that stands to cause the biggest stir with the public. “We are also working on a media product, a solution that will not only allow us to collect data, but also visualize it in virtual reality,” says Osterreicher.
Promising an “immersive 3D recreation of any real-life football game, past or present, in a realistic 3D environment,” the project will allow for unlimited camera perspectives and an experience not unlike those afforded by the latest generation video games.
Among other things, it will allow users to view key moments as if through the eyes of a player.
“Finally,” says Osterreicher, “we want to generate a virtual stadium and sell tickets, for example, for Premier League matches to viewers in Asia; they’ll be able to watch a match from the stands with, for instance, VR glasses.”
For fans, ReSpo.Vision stand to take viewing to the next level. “We can also sell our product to classic media so as to make match broadcasts more attractive,” says Osterreicher. “As things stand, watching a match on TV isn’t all that different from what was offered fifty years ago.”