Microgate was founded in 1989 and has since grown into a business that provides top-of-the-range sporting equipment for over 30 countries.
Founded in Italy by the Biasi brothers in 1989, Microgate wanted to create timing systems for sports use. Since then it has expanded it’s knowledge and partner network to approach new challenges with success. With sales in over 30 countries on 4 continents, Microgate is used by some of the most prestigious football clubs, rehabilitation centres and sports clubs around the world.
For Microgate training and research have the highest priority and it shows. From products such as the Witty SEM Cognitive Training System that allows athletes to not only train physically on agility and reactivity but also mentally, to the popular Optojump. The Microgate family of products are vital for training facilities and extremely well made.
Microgate has been a key product for Perform Better since its beginnings 14 years ago. The Optojump system has been sold into all elite sports, national governing bodies, education establishments and physio centres.
Whilst continuing to develop the market for the OptoJump, further products have been launched which inlcudes the Witty Timing, Reaction and Movement systems, Witty RFID and Gyko movement systems. Perform Better were extremely proud to have been awarded best Worldwide partner in 2019 and look forward to many more years supporting this key brand.
“The Witty Timing System has been the perfect solution for mass athlete testing during preseason at Ipswich School. So far we’ve been able to be extremely efficient in data collection due to the lightweight and portable system including a compact backpack to transport and store the system.”
“We have been using Optojump for the last four years at UK Athletics, as part of our daily biomechanical support to elite athletes, across all event groups. Optojump is a reliable and invaluable tool used to provide real time objectivity to running characteristics within technical sessions.”
“For over two years now we have extensively used the Optojump system in all aspects of academic activity and are delighted with its functionality.”
“GCP use the Witty timing gates with a wide range of athletes. They enable us to test speed and agility quickly and easily with minimal set up and minimal fuss. Ours have survived multiple journeys on aeroplanes have travelled all over the UK and still work brilliantly. We would recommend a set to anyone looking to collect speed and agility data on their athletes.”
“The WITTY SEM has become a valuable testing tool used in our sports department for teaching, research and enterprise, and also in the wider science department. It’s flexible and easy to use, anything from a simple reaction test involving 1 SEM to a complex visual perception trial with distractions. Creating our own tests on the handheld device and in the supplementary software really helped tailor every aspect of our session and produced the variables we needed for our outputs.”