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Grasp the mettle: tagging players to get ahead

Irish sports tech businesses are getting a boost as athletes seek to gain a technical edge

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

26th October, 2014
Dr Kieran F Drain of the Tyndall Institute with Ken Byrne, chief executive of Cork wearable tech start-up Grasp. Picture: Clare Keogh

Demand for real-time data is creating opportunities for Irish sports technology businesses.

Small firms from across the island have developed international markets, with hardware and software businesses creating opportunities.

The wearable tech market has been particularly embraced by sports. The ability to monitor athletes, in both individual and team sports, and make adjustments in-game has seen sports clubs and leagues seek out a technological edge.

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