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HALCON Helps Best Swimmers of the World

09-18-2013 06:34 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

Press release from: MVTec Software GmbH

The user interface of "In ThePool 2.0" shows an athlete in action and controls the image processing.

The user interface of "In ThePool 2.0" shows an athlete in action and controls the image processing.

At the 15th FINA World Swimming Championships 2013 in Barcelona, Spain, a sophisticated vision system is applied to analyze the swimmers’ performances. This system was designed by STT Ingenieríy y Sistemas, San Sebastian (Spain), based on the vision software HALCON by MVTec (Munich, Germany).

Coaches and athletes are always interested in improving their athletic performances. As in any sport, it is important for swimmers to study their technique. For this purpose, during the 15th world swimming championships a new system has been established.

Using the HALCON machine vision software from MVTec along with an array of GigE digital cameras, motion capture specialists STT developed and installed their advanced image analysis system called "InThePool 2.0". It captures and analyzes bio-mechanical and statistical data such as the swimmers' stroke technique, frequency, velocity, pass times, and turns. Using these data, the system automatically generates reports for each swimmer. These are used by the teams and trainers for performance evaluation and future development, as well as by TV broadcasters to immediately provide additional information to their audience.

HALCON is used worldwide in the industry, medical, surveillance, and increasingly in new application fields such as sports and traffic supervision.

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About MVTec
MVTec is a leading manufacturer of standard software for machine vision. MVTec products are used in all demanding areas of imaging: Semi-conductor industry, web inspection, quality control and inspection applications in general, medicine, 3D vision, and surveillance. MVTec has more than 30 established distributors, located throughout Europe, North and South America, Australia, and Asia (China, Japan, Korea, India et al.). In addition, MVTec, LLC works out of Boston, MA (USA), to better attend the North American market since 2007.
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Dr. Lutz Kreutzer, Manager PR & Marketing | MVTec Software GmbH, Neherstr.1, D-81675 München
Tel. +49 89 457695-0 | Fax +49 89 457695-55 | |

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