The OptimEye S5 includes:
• Distinct streamlined design with refined cutting appearance & incredibly robust exterior.
• Extremely precise 10Hz GPS engine with refined accuracy for positional, velocity
and acceleration data and with significant advancements for use in stadiums and
• 3 axis configurable100Hz 2-16g accelerometers to measure linear motion, impact
forces, acceleration, deceleration and more.
• 3 axis configurable 200-2000 degrees per second gyroscopes to measure angular
motion and rotation allowing accurate classification of specific movement patterns.
• 3 axis 100Hz magnetometers to measure direction and orientation.
• Heart rate logging from Polar heart rate belts plus optional ANT connectivity for
connection with peripheral devices. Heart rate data can be exported to FirstBeat.
• Monolithic electronics for greatly improved durability in contact sports.
• Powerful internal computer for sophisticated processing to allow all parameters
including sophisticated and validated variables such as RHIE, Tackles and IMA all
produced within live reporting.
• Ultrafast wireless reporting with no downloading of units required.
Catapult OpenField Software
These ultimate performance monitoring devices need the ultimate performance monitoring software. OpenField is an all-encompassing analytics platform which integrates the ‘triad of performance’ to keep you at the forefront of sports science application.
Combining the needs of clients around the world within the tactical, technical and physical aspects of athlete and team performance, Catapult’s expert software team have developed the most advanced analytics platform in sport. OpenField addresses not only the requests of elite teams, but entire leagues and competitions, as well as use for broadcast and media purposes – an area which Catapult is growing rapidly in to enhance fan engagement with vastly unique analytics.
With all the desirable metrics to measure physical performance during competition, the combination of OpenField’s tactical applications with Catapult’s indoor and outdoor OptimEye units allow users to use the platform as a digital playbook on their iPhone, iPad and laptop in real time. OpenField also allows collaboration with Catapult clients for technical applications, where specific algorithms for specific movements and correlating data between team performance and measures of outcome performance will open up unlimited potential for elite sport analysis.
OpenField is completely adaptable to each individual user:
• Create custom alerts and completely new metrics
• Interactive graphs of customizable parameters in multiple, switchable views
• Individual and team reports batched and run immediately
• Bulk email reports to selected email lists from a maintained contact database
• Data migration to league databases (where applicable)
• Reporting dashboard with variable number of bands and adaptable reports
• Import/export to several third party software/video packages
• Wireless data available at end of activity for generation of common reports
• Metadata used to customize filtering, reporting and presenting broadcast data
• Athlete login page on latest session where they view status of assigned goals
• Periods can be set within periods, while simultaneous periods run
• Create own algorithms off any parameters
• Map athletes to groups within a team
• Compare local and live data
• Type comments before exporting reports
• League-specific benching and positional group structures
• Google Maps for location or build your own field with the OptimEye units
The Catapult OpenField Software allows detailed analysis including:
• Analyse impact forces, turn rates, orientation
• Analyse impact forces (take out turn rates, orientations) – tackle identification and
measurement for heavy impact sports such as Rugby
• Orientation – break down movement into forward, backwards and sideways running
• Synchronise video footage with GPS based animation of the game
• Replay 2D animations of the play in real time or after the game to communicate
tactical strategies to players and coaches
• Export GPS animations of play to video files for use in 3rd party software analysis
tools such as Sportscode
Post game Analysis
• Generate individualised reports breaking down performance into velocity, heart rate
& acceleration bands, recovery times, effort lengths & more
• Highlight distances between players and groups and use heat maps to assess player positioning on the field of play.
Sophisticated Wireless Real Time Analysis
• Count distance, sprint efforts, monitor HR and much more in real time
. Breakdown and edit your sessions on the go to assess the demands of your drills and routines live.
• Set individualised performance alarms for each player and be alerted in real time to performance issues
• 200m wireless transmission range
• 5 hour battery
The OptimEye S5 includes:
• Distinct streamlined design with refined cutting appearance and incredibly robust
• Extremely precise 5th generation 10Hz GPS engine with refined accuracy for positional, velocity and acceleration data and with significant advancements for use in stadiums and challenging environments
Accesses GPS and GLONASS satellites
• 3 axis 100Hz accelerometers to measure linear motion, impact forces,
acceleration, deceleration and more
• 3 axis 100Hz 200-2000 degrees/second gyroscopes to measure angular motion and rotations allowing accurate classification of specific movement patterns
• 3 axis 100Hz magnetometers to measure direction and orientation
New powerful internal processor to allow the system to report live on all parameters including Inertial Movement Analysis (IMA), Tackles and Repeated High Intensity Efforts(RHIE)
Increased on-device LED information
• Heart rate logging from Polar heart rate belts
• Monolithic electronics for greatly improved durability in contact sports
• 5 hour battery
“We try to use objective data as much as possible to inform how we train and the recovery strategies we put in place at Leinster Rugby. The Catapult GPS system provides us with quick, accurate and informative statistics to guide our decision making around training load and performance management. We have found the company to be progressive and innovative in their approach, matching the ambitions of our own club. We look forward to a long and successful relationship.”
Daniel Tobin, Head of Fitness- Leinster Rugby
“Any data collection we use needs to positively influence the way Munster prepares, and the Catapult GPS system definitely does that. The speed of download, ease of interface, and the accuracy of the data the Catapult system provides allows us to gain detailed feedback for our players. This feedback is used to provide objective load monitoring, along with helping organise future session content. The technology maximises individual playing performance in training and helps reach peak performance in games.”
Aled Walters- Head of Fitness – Munster Rugby Club.
“During the Serie A and Champions League season, AC Milan has used Catapult to analyse the performance of our athletes from a tactical analysis and fitness monitoring point of view. The data provided allows AC Milan a great insight into the exertion of each athlete and how they are performing physically. The Minimax S4 has become an integral part of the setup within the Milan Lab.”
Daniele Tognaccini-Director- AC Milan Lab
“When GPS technology first became available to the world of team sports, I must admit that I was sceptical. This is no longer the case! The data that is now available from GPS units, worn during training and training matches, and the ease in which it can be made available either live or post-training, has become an essential tool for evaluating and optimising individual player training loads. This is essential to not only maximise physical performance potential but also minimise the risk of injury.”
Paul Balsom-Performance Manager- Leicester City Football Club.
“The Catapult GPS system allows us to gather reliable objective measures from training in an efficient and easy to use format. This information helps us to quantify and plan our training sessions and allows us to monitor our players more effectively to drive performance improvement. Not only do Catapult continue to lead the way with their product development but their customer support is second to none.”
Kevin McShane – Head of Athletic Performance- Newcastle Falcons Rugby.
“It’s become such a key part in what we do at training, the equipment is just part of the kit that the players wear. They’ll put the shorts and t-shirt on, they’ll put the GPS and the heart rate monitor on, and then they’ll get the shin pads and the boots on. It’s just part of the kit. “We chose Catapult because for me, I’ve done a lot of research in to the different devices of GPS units and I’ve always been very very satisfied about the accuracy and reliability of the Catapult devices.”
Jamie Harley- Head of Sports Science- Newcastle United Football Club.
Catapult Technology is being used by some of the top Sports Teams and Organisations in the UK including:
Institutes & Governing Bodies:
English Institute of Sport, Scottish Institute of Sport, Sports Institute of Northern Ireland, UK Sport, Lawn Tennis Association, British Basketball, British Rowing, British Canoeing, British Waterskiing, British Gymnastics, England Hockey, England Cricket, England Netball, Donegal GAA, Ulster GAA.
Swansea City FC, West Bromwich Albion FC, Newcastle United FC, Bournemouth FC, Stoke City FC, Spurs FC, West Ham United FC, Norwich City FC, Hull City FC, Leicester City FC, Watford FC, Fulham FC, Birmingham City FC, Reading FC, Middlesbrough FC, Blackburn Rovers FC, Leeds United FC, Charlton Athletic FC, Brighton & Hove Albion FC, Milwall FC, Huddersfield Town FC, Brentford FC, Bolton Wanderers FC, Sheffield Wednesday FC,Wigan Athletic FC, Peterborough United FC, MK Dons FC, Sheffield Utd FC, Preston North End FC, Scunthorpe United FC, Burton Albion, Southend FC, Chesterfield FC, Fleetwood Town FC, Cambridge United FC, Tranmere Rovers FC, Wycombe Wanderers FC, Celtic FC, Aberdeen FC, Hearts FC, Rangers FC, Dundee United FC, St Johnstone FC, Hamilton Academicals FC, Ross County FC, Crawley Town FC, Swindon Town FC, Notts County FC, Cambridge United FC, Forest Green Rovers FC
Welsh Rugby, Scottish Rugby, British & Irish Lions Rugby, Northampton Rugby, Saracens Rugby, Harlequins Rugby, Gloucester Rugby, Sale Sharks, Worcester Rugby, Exeter Chiefs Rugby, London Irish Rugby, Wasps Rugby, Newcastle Falcons Rugby, Bristol Rugby, Yorkshire Carnegie Rugby, Ealing Trailfinders Rugby, Leinster Rugby, Munster Rugby, Glasgow Rugby, Edinburgh Rugby, Ospreys Rugby, Dragons Rugby, Scarlets Rugby, Cardiff Blues Rugby.
Edgehill University, Brighton University, Northumbria University, University of Ripon and York, Napier University, Glasgow University, Leeds Beckett University, UCLAN, Stirling University, University of Dundee, Staffordshire University, Southampton Solent University, Glyndwr University, University of Teesside, University of Hull, Sunderland University, Durham University, Cardiff Metropolitan University, University of Chichester, University of Wales, Swansea University, Coventry University, Chester University, Liverpool John Moores University, Anglia Ruskin University, Salford University, Newman University College, Sheffield Hallam University, Brooksby Melton College, Southern Regional College, South East Regional College, IT Carlow, University of East London, Oxford Brooks University, Whitgift School, New College Durham.
Catapult S5 brochure
Catapult Openfield Software brochure
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