On 9-11 June, Hakathon for Rugby was held in the frame of of World Championship Social and Educational Initiative, with the support of San Diego State University and Georgian Rugby Union and Communications and Technologies Company Beeline.
In the recent years, the role of new technologies has increased significantly in sport and especially in rugby. GPS monitoring, medical statistics receiver sensors and video analysis of the games are actively used to increase the level of team preparation.
The aim of the Hakathon was to support innovative, technological projects which will help Georgian rugby to become more successful.
In the frame of Hakathon, more than 70 students from different universities were involved in the game. Participants had an opportunity to meet the trainer of Georgian national team, Milton Haig.
After two day of hard work, participants presented innovative projects and professional jury chose three of the best projects. Awards were granted to:
Team: i-Rugby (Lasha Kacheishvili, Giorgi Asanidze, Giorgi Apkhadze, Giorgi Vatiashvili)
Project: The equipment which will measure the pressure of the game, speed, movement and other activities during the training and game. It can be installed on the bottom of the shoes.
Team: Rapp ( Nika Minashvili, Nikoloz Sanakoevi)
Project: The online advisor of the trainer. It enables the trainer to estimate the performance of the player during the training and the game. Rating is collected in the application and all players have an access to those estimations trainer gave them.
Team: Imperium (Mariam Gagua, Nino Mikadze, Giorgi Nadiradze, Guram Putkaradze)
Innovatvie online platform was created for trainers, players, fans, team analyzers and doctors. Platform is adapted for android, ios and web. Application connects everyone to each other; they can exchange comments, monitoring and etc.
The winner of the first place received an award of 3000 GEL, which will be used for project development and sophistication.