Based on a strong collaboration between science, sports practice, and business, a major step is taken in the digitalization of speed skating performance. It is now possible to follow the performance of speed skaters online and in real-time, and to predict their finish times. Thanks to the partners involved - Thialf, KPN, KNSB, Sportunity, and the University of Groningen / Sport Science Institute Groningen - fan experiences of speed skating events can be improved, and clues can be provided to coaches and researchers on how to improve performance.
In order to signify the importance and impact of this project, KPN created a short video (in Dutch):
Source: Innovatielab Thailf / UG / KPN