BeSpoon’s Position-tracking System Captures and Displays Real-Time Data to Improve Sports Teams’ Performance

‘Next-generation statistics’ generated by three-dimensional data on athletes’ movements also enhance fan enjoyment of games

 

LE BOURGET DU LAC, France – Aug. 31, 2015 – BeSpoon SAS today launched BeSpoon Sport Edition, an ultra-precise position-tracking system that allows teams to measure and analyze player movement in three dimensions and provide immediate feedback to improve performance.

 

Designed for professional and other high-level competitive teams, BeSpoon Sport Edition generates key metrics such as distance run faster than 7km/h, average acceleration and jump height in real time. These next-generation statistics immediately give coaches, players and fans new insight into the action on the field.

 

BeSpoon’s impulse radio ultra-wideband (IR-UWB) technology, which can track individuals’ or objects’ positions and movements to within a few inches, measures the time of flight of an UWB signal, and is impervious to interference by nearby people or objects. The technology is ideal for tracking movement both in terms of accuracy and robustness.

 

BeSpoon Sport Edition, which combines BeSpoon’s technology and SportTracking FusionTM software, is being used by Chambery Savoie Handball, a professional team in France. BeSpoon recently uploaded a YouTube video showing its tracking engine at work to improve player performance.

 

Installed in Le Phare, the team’s 4,500-seat indoor arena, the system instantaneously computes the position of players, who are wearing tiny chips, in three dimensions and feeds the SportTracking FusionTM engine. Using portable computers near the team’s bench, coaches and players are able to optimize training and step up their game. The system also generates player statistics during games for fans to view.

 

“It was amazing to see how quickly the tracking system was implemented by our team,” said Laurent Munier, general manager of Chambery Savoie Handball. “After a few minutes, our athletes and coaches figured out how they could take advantage of the immediate feedback and engaged with the tool to improve their performance.”

 

“BeSpoon Sport Edition is a new, practical and affordable way to apply the benefits of innovative microelectronics in everyday activities,” said BeSpoon CEO Jean-Marie André. “The systems’ next-generation data can dramatically improve athletes’ performance and enhance sport-fans’ experience with real-time statistics.

 

“In addition, sports is just one example of the many domains where inch-level tracking technology can bring disruptive changes. In logistics, our customers are now able to automate challenging and expensive operations, as well as improve security in the warehouse. Retail stores are implementing location-based operation, a radical improvement in the way stores are managed daily. Defense organizations are using the technology for location tracking, which drastically enhances soldier safety. These are just a few areas where precise-location has already started to change the game. Industry, health care and museums are next on the list.”

 

 

About BeSpoon

BeSpoon, a fabless semiconductor company that also offers system-level products and support, solved the problem of indoor position tracking with a proprietary chip that can track items or individuals to within a few centimeters. Developed in cooperation with CEA-LETI in Grenoble, France, the location process measures the time of flight of an ultra wide band (UWB) radio signal with a precision of 125 picoseconds, opening a vast range of opportunities for asset monitoring, precise indoor location in professional and consumer environments. For more information, visit www.BeSpoon.com.

 

Contact

Sarah-Lyle Dampoux

sldampoux@mahoneylyle.com

+33 6 74 93 23 47

 

BeSpoon honoured with French Tech awards

Proud to honour BeSpoonBarcelona – March 2015

BeSpoon won the award of the Best Start-Up.

We were very proud to welcome the French Minister of State for the Digital Sector, Axelle Lemaire, at our booth at Mobile World Congress, and to receive our prize from Pierre Louette, Deputy CEO of France Telecom.

During his speech, BeSpoon CEO Jean-Marie André paid a tribute to the collaboration model of its research partner CEA LETI. “It is exceptional to meet people who have been working over a decade on a breakthrough technology and are ready to embark with you on a startup-like venture. We are very proud of the achievements of our joint lab. With its support, we have created a worldwide leader in Precise Position Tracking. This award is the acknowledgement that French research at its best can create fantastic startups!”

(see André speaking of the French Tech at our MWC booth here)

 

Best Startup AwardAbout BeSpoon

BeSpoon, a fabless semiconductor company that also offers system-level products and support, solved the problem of indoor position tracking with a proprietary chip that can track items or individuals to within a few centimeters. Developed in cooperation with CEA-Leti in Grenoble, France, the location process opens a vast range of opportunities for asset monitoring, precise indoor location, and ultimately the ability to keep track of all our belongings via our phones. For more information, visit www.BeSpoon.com

BeSpoon Unveils Tools to Create Multiple Uses For its Ultraprecise 3D, Real-time Location Technology

BeSpoon Unveils Tools to Create Multiple Uses

For its Ultraprecise 3D, Real-time Location Technology

 

Building Blocks Allow Simple Integration of BeSpoon’s Solution

For Measuring Distances within a Few Centimeters Accuracy

 

LE BOURGET DU LAC, France – Oct. 14, 2014 – BeSpoon SAS today unveiled three turnkey system-level development packages that enable companies to integrate 3D real-time location system (RTLS) technology into industrial and consumer products.

 

With these hardware and software building blocks, system engineers have simple and economical tools for using BeSpoon’s high-precision RTLS technology in multiple applications for the Internet of Things (IoT), manufacturing, healthcare, home automation, gaming, emergency management and countless other sectors.

 

The building blocks allow quick prototyping of systems that can track virtually any object to within a few centimeters of its location, indoors or out, in three dimensions, using BeSpoon’s pioneering single-chip precision RTLS technology.

 

The importance of high-precision localization systems was highlighted recently by Google CEO Larry Page, who said location tracking should be precise within inches.

 

“BeSpoon’s RTLS system offers that capability today, and we are making it easy for system engineers to experiment with it, because we’re confident they’ll come up with hundreds of great ideas,” says BeSpoon CEO Jean-Marie André. “The huge range of today’s GPS-enabled applications shows what can be done with a combination of human creativity and reliable positioning data. Our technology enables something similar, but with full indoor compatibility, much greater location accuracy, and a level of robustness not found in any previously available solution.”

 

André added that the rapidly growing IoT would offer an additional level of functionality by providing communications infrastructure that can collect, manage and share precision location information.

 

The new packages enable Precise Inverted 3D, Precise Indoor GPS and Precise RTLS.

 

  • The Precise Inverted 3D design package comes with a SpoonPhone (featuring an Android API to access the location data) and the inverted 3D software. The software is capable of computing its 3D location based on the positions of six fixed tags. This allows rapid testing and requires minimal hardware configuration.
  • Precise Indoor GPS enables additional SpoonPhones to locate themselves just by listening to the tags. This also allows deploying an unlimited number of self-locating devices.
  • Precise Location RTLS tracks in real time a set of tags whose locations are made available through a simple server connection.

 

 

With these capabilities, BeSpoon’s technology is ideal for single devices and server-centric solutions tracking multiple items. In a device-centric application, a moving device constantly computes its location and orientation within a 3D space. This approach could be implemented, for example, in a set of goggles to create a virtual-reality environment, or in a navigation system for a campus or mall. In a server-centric solution, a central infrastructure tracks locations of many individual items. This model could be used for tracking products in factories or on luggage conveyors in airports, among many applications.

 

For more information about the new kits, plus pricing and ordering process, visit www.BeSpoon.com.

 

About BeSpoon

BeSpoon, a fabless semiconductor company that also offers system-level products and support, solved the problem of indoor position tracking with a proprietary chip that can track items or individuals to within a few centimeters. Developed in cooperation with CEA-Leti in Grenoble, France, the location process measures the time of flight of an ultra wide band (UWB) radio signal with a precision of 125 picoseconds, opening a vast range of opportunities for asset monitoring, precise indoor location, and ultimately the ability to keep track of all our belongings via our phones. For more information, visit www.BeSpoon.com

 

Contact

Sarah-Lyle Dampoux

sldampoux@mahoneylyle.com

+33 9 72 30 92 29

 

 

Meet and test the SpoonPhone, You will never see accuracy in the same way after

Technology takes more and more place in our life. The results is that we are invaded by lot of devices, adding to the old ones. In the end, in your bag, you have a smartphone, a tablet, your key, the teddy of your kid, your wallet… a lot of things to watch. And if technology could help to check if everything is here in less than 1 second? Dream? No, reality thanks to the SpoonPhone, the most accurate smartphone in the world.  

So, what is the SpoonPhone? At first sight, you can think it is a new smartphone among many other using a similar technology to connected trackers commercially available. But you are wrong!

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SpoonPhone is an Android smartphone integrated the last generation of location chip. Developed by the French startup BeSpoon, SpoonPhone is working with special tags the user places on his belongings. Then, the smartphone is able to track those tags and alert the user if one is missing.

On the contrary of Bluetooth or GPS, SpoonPhone has an accuracy of a few inches and works as well in indoor and outdoor. So, instead of looking for your keys which are somewhere in the living room because your Bluetooth tracker says so, use SpoonPhone to quickly find them under the right pillow of the couch. How is it working? With a unique chip leveraging Ultra Wide Band radio offering a location accuracy of a few inches.

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And this accuracy can be used for location but also for games. Imagine to play hide and seek or Pong, the first video game of the history, in a complete new way. You can also develop your own application and use thanks to our API.

 

 

You are interested? BeSpoon is showcasing the SpoonPhone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Meet us at the French Pavilion, Hall 5 (5B61) during our Press & Analyst days on Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th.

Discover what the true accuracy is, become a Spooner!

Order now SpoonPhone Spring and Summer Editions on  www.SpoonPhone.com 

 

BeSpoon demonstrates its technology to the French Minister Fleur Pellerin

Currently at the CES 2014 of Las Vegas, BeSpoon has met Fleur Pellerin, the French Minister Delegate with responsibility for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Innovation and the Digital Economy.

Jean-Marie Andre, Co-founder of BeSpoon, has realized a demonstration of the SpoonPhone and the TagFinder application, a special app to locate a BeSpoon tag. Fixed on a teddy, the SpoonPhone has precisely located the teddy in the CES with an accuracy of a few inches. A technology which can be adapted in a lot of domains. Thank you to her for her visit on our stand and for her time. 

BeSpoon launches its SpoonPhone at the CES 2014

BeSpoon democratizes the accuracy location with the launch of the SpoonPhone, a new generation of smartphone integrating the BeSpoon chip.

Discover more about the SpoonPhone and its possibilities on our new website, www.spoonphone.com.

Opening of our Store: Be the first to order a SpoonPhone
BeSpoon announces you the opening of its online store. Come visit us on our new website and be one of the first to order the SpoonPhone, the most accurate smartphone in the world integrating BeSpoon technology.

To directly access to our store, just follow this link.