Kitman Labs Goes Full Court Press By Entering the NBA

Sports Technology Startup Inks Deal With Detroit Pistons to Help Keep Players Healthy

Nov 09, 2015, 09:00 ET from Kitman Labs

MENLO PARK, Calif., Nov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Kitman Labs, Silicon Valley's leading sports and science technology company, today announced a new partnership with the Detroit Pistons, signaling the company's entry into the NBA.

The Kitman System will enable Pistons' coaches and trainers to receive actionable alerts that can help decrease injury risk and optimize athletic efficiency.  With the additional ability to collect third party data like GPS trackers, heart-rate monitors and other wearables, the Pistons will deploy a comprehensive player care strategy that maximizes performance and player health.

"We're collecting a large amount of data, and Kitman Labs gives us a great system to analyze athletic performance for each individual player during practices and athletic training sessions," said Jeff Bower, General Manager for the Detroit Pistons.  "We're particularly excited by the system's ability to measure dynamic movement, and then quickly and accurately translate that data into actionable insights we can use to improve upon our ability to monitor player injury risk."

Today's news comes at a time when Kitman Labs continues to make an aggressive push into the US market. "We're pleased to partner with the Detroit Pistons," said Stephen Smith, founder and CEO of Kitman Labs. "Our ground-breaking system, developed by sports science practitioners, will enable the Pistons to get real time access to actionable insights that can help minimize injury risk, optimize player performance and monitor player activity."  

With the addition of the Detroit Pistons, Kitman Labs has agreements with teams in MLB, the NFL and now the NBA. Their roster also includes all four major professional Irish rugby clubs, the Irish national rugby team, Bath Rugby and Everton FC in England.

About Kitman Labs
At Kitman Labs, we're committed to the evolution of performance. Through advanced statistical analysis, rigorous scientific research and unparalleled industry experience, our system evaluates athletic injury with unprecedented precision and embodies the cutting edge of injury risk prevention technology.

Our experienced team of sports scientists understands the nuances of each sport we work with and respects the uniqueness of every team and every athlete. Our system has been designed to determine the individual needs of each user and was developed to excel in the data-driven world of elite sports. We're committed to harnessing data enabling our users to find the true sources of injury – and to intervene before injuries ever occur.

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