Sports and Innovation

Woensdag 05 november 2014 // 08:00 uur

During the last decennia, the popularity of sports has strongly increased and is now widely accepted as beneficial to the general well-being of people. Being affiliated to sports is seen as a modern life style and the global production of sports equipment and apparel has therefore reached significant market volumes. Current industrial efforts aim at producing high performance, knowledge intensive , sporting goods for a global markets. Professional clubs and athletes are always searching for the latest innovation to support them to beat the competition. This woensdagmorgen addresses innovation in sports, how it can make a difference and how items developed originally for space can now support professional and amateur sport clubs.


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Arne Jaspers: Sports Scientist at AZ Alkmaar and Royal Belgian Football Association, PhD Student Sports Science at KU Leuven

Maarten Stenvers: Coach of first ladies team AMHC Pinoké

Jelle Reichert - JOHAN ( ESA BIC Noordwijk incubatee )

Entrance from: 08:00
Start: 08:30 End: 11:00
Where: European Space Innovation Centre



Integrating the external and internal load in continuous monitoring in soccer

Arne Jaspers - AZ Alkmaar, KU Leuven and TopSportsLab

Arne Jaspers, MSc, has two master degrees: one in Physical Education and Kinesiology and one in Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy, both from the University of Leuven. He is currently conducting his doctorate about the use of athlete-tracking data in soccer for performance optimization and injury prevention. This project is a cooperation between AZ Alkmaar, the University of Leuven, and TopSportsLab. Before that, he worked as a performance analyst with the KBVB, UEFA and FIFA in supporting the physical preparation of elite soccer referees.

Jelle Reichert - JOHAN

Jelle Reichert graduated beginning 2012 at aerospace engineering at the TU Delft. After this, he started working for ADSE, an aerospace consultancy company. Exactly one year ago, Jelle came up with the idea of JOHAN, to make performance monitoring for field sports available to all teams. He wrote a business plan and won the European Satellite Navigation Competition 2013, whereafter the company JOHAN was founded. At the moment, the team of JOHAN has expanded to 6 people and the first prototypes of the JOHAN system are being tested at several hockey, football and rugby clubs in the Netherlands.


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Woensdagmorgen.nl is a network meeting with specific, actual and appealing terrestrial applications developed from space technology. Monthly about 35 participants will go further into a topic led by  prominent business people, politicians, scientists and high tech start ups.


Upcoming program:

1 October: Women in Space

5 November: Sports and Innovation



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