The idea behind Wisehockey is simple: to provide an accurate, real-time sport analytics platform that requires minimum manual effort. And not just to provide data but to visualize it and make it easy to use and always available for coaches, players and entertainment service providers to help them gain more from the game. However, this was not enough for us… we wanted to develop a light and easy-to-scale system that also has flexible APIs for 3rd party services. Out of these elements we built a brand new layer to hockey – and called it Wisehockey.
Development and testing
Since a smart puck may be moving as fast as 160 km/h (100 mph), you need to develop extremely robust hardware to begin with. With careful development, we created a patented smart puck with incredible durability and tracking capabilities. In order to capture the nature of ice hockey and achieve reliable analytics, we gathered a dedicated, world-class development team and had a professional ice hockey team as our testing partner. We collected a massive amount of data from games and practices to ensure a robust product and accurate hockey analytics. In addition, our testing team created stress tests that were even harder than regular games or practice. After these extreme tests, we are proud to introduce the leading real-time hockey analytics platform, Wisehockey.
Today the Wisehockey system is used in thousands of hockey games a year. Real-time analytics are enriching the game experience every day in our partner leagues KHL and Finnish Hockey League. Teams and coaches have access to visualized statistics such as offensive and defensive play, shift charts and shotmaps in real time. In addition, entertainment and betting service providers have already discovered Wisehockey’s unlimited possibilities for intensifying the game experience with live competitions at arenas or on TV, new kinds of betting services and Android/iOS app features – just to name a few. Wisehockey’s 24/7 technical support ensures a reliable and smooth Wisehockey experience for everyone.