Firstbeat Sports and KINEXON announce cooperation

Munich/Jyväskylä, 28 November 2018

KINEXON and Firstbeat Sports have announced a cooperation between their innovative platforms. All Firstbeat’s internal load metrics will be imported into the KINEXON App and can be fully analysed after each session via an automated API. It is also possible to connect the KINEXON sensors directly to the Firstbeat sensors for analyses in real-time.

Firstbeat heartrate data integration into KINEXON app

Karl Matyschiok, Senior Product Owner KINEXON: “Importing the Firstbeat specific metrics on internal load, and combining them with our metrics on external load, adds even more context to our data. Our clients get a complete picture of the individual load of each of their players, therefore helping to improve their performance and lower the risk for injuries. We are very happy to have teamed up with such a great partner.”

Veli-Pekka Kurunmäki, Firstbeat Director of Sports Performance Products: “In modern coaching, technology plays a big role. As the possibilities and potential for player tracking are unlimited, it is important to form ecosystems which really streamline the data flow for coaches. The API integration with KINEXON provides Firstbeat Sports users with a new dimension to inspect relationships between internal and external load and a deeper understanding on player physiological profiles.”

Amongst the clients already using the integrated Firstbeat and KINEXON systems to their advantage are the German Ice Hockey Federation DEB.

Karl Schwarzenbrunner, DEB National Coach for Science and Education: “We are looking forward to the integration of our Firstbeat data into the KINEXON tracking system and expect to get even more detailed analyses of our athletes.”

Stefan Schaidnagel, DEB Sports Director adds: “A combination of the KINEXON position data and the Firstbeat Sports system was very important to us in the preliminary considerations for our future game and player analyses in order to respond even more individually to our squad athletes. The implementation of sports technologies is another advancement in professionalization for us.”

Find the German version of the press release here: 20181128 Pressemitteilung Firstbeat und KINEXON


Firstbeat was founded in 2002 in Jyväskylä, the hub of sport science in Finland, with the mission to use physiology and science to unlock human potential in health, performance and productivity. Firstbeat Sports is a single-platform solution that provides data on training loads, intensity, fitness testing, performance readiness, stress and recovery in one place.

Over 22,000 athletes representing over 1,000 teams around the world – from the Premier League’s Manchester City and Arsenal to Hertha BSC of the Bundesliga, as well as NBA, NFL, and Rugby Premiership teams and NCAA Division I schools – rely on Firstbeat Sports for their advanced physiological metrics.

Press Contact KINEXON
Tanja Biesinger
Senior Manager Marketing & Communications
Tel. +49 89 200 61 65-36

Sports Contact KINEXON
Karl Matyschiok
Senior Product Owner
Tel.  +49 151 523 10 50

Press Contact Firstbeat
Alastair Davidson
Content Specialist
Tel. +44 780 851 31 40

Firstbeat Sports Contact
Veli-Pekka Kurunmäki
Director of Sports Performance Products
Tel. +358 20 763 1663

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