Catapult technologies become FIFA-approved wearable tracking devices

FIFA IMS

Catapult has become the first provider of wearable tracking devices to have its technology approved for in-game use by FIFA according to the federation's International Match Standard (IMS) for Electronic Performance and Tracking Systems (EPTS).

In order to meet FIFA's requirements for in-game use, Catapult's OptimEye (S5, G5, X4) EVO, HPU, PlayerTek, and PLAYR devices have passed rigorous safety tests conducted by SportsLabs, are insured to the required levels, and have received certification from the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) that the technology meets industry manufacturing standards.

As a FIFA-approved provider of performance tracking systems, Catapult's devices meet the federation's requirements in terms of player safety, performance, durability, quality assurance and playing comfort. Having met these criteria, Catapult can provide official certification for each of its devices and in future the technology will bear FIFA's IMS mark to denote that it is approved for use in competition.

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