PIQ Sport Intelligence, Everlast Team Up To Bring Artificial Intelligence To Boxing

International Business Times

Boxing is one of the oldest sports known to man. At CES 2017, it got a high-tech makeover with the help of French startup and one of the most well-known names in boxing. PIQ Sport Intelligence, a fresh-faced wearables maker based in Paris, and Everlast, a global maker of boxing and mixed martial arts equipment, announced on Thursday that they would be entering into a partnership to develop the first artificial intelligence wearable device designed to specifically for boxers to help analyze their performance. According to the companies, the device will make use of the PIQ Robot, a tiny and waterproof wearable sensor that tracks user activity. The sensor will take note of the strength and speed of each punch, captured by a motion-capture algorithm technology fine-tuned to track boxing motions, and outputs information about their performance in real-time.