Photon Sports, the company behind the innovative 3D tracking system that has been adopted by several top European football clubs, has announced a new partnership with THW Kiel, the German handball champions. This marks the first move of Photon Sports into handball.
According to Christian Steen, Physiotherapist at THW Kiel, the club chose Photon Sports for its versatile application possibilities and fast results:
“With little effort, the tests can be performed quickly anywhere. The test setup is fast thanks to modern technology. For example, we can set it up and take it down flexibly at our training centre. Within a very short time, the actual condition of the players is determined for a safe return-to-play.”
Anders Tånger, CEO of Photon Sports, says the company is passionate about handball and thrilled to partner with THW Kiel, stating they’re true leaders in the handball industry with a strong commitment to innovation:
“We look forward to learning from their expertise while contributing meaningfully to their operations. This collaboration promises mutual benefits, both short and long term. We know that our technology is equally valuable for other sports than football, and we’re eager to explore opportunities and expand our knowledge.”
Photon Sports’ tracking system uses advanced sensor technology and 3D cameras to track athletes’ movements, speed, agility, and explosiveness. It also provides insights specifically related to acceleration and deceleration, including changes in direction—factors highly relevant to handball. The system is easy to set up and transport, allowing for flexible testing anywhere.
Photon Sports has already been working with some of the best football clubs in Europe, such as Bayer 04 Leverkusen, KRC Genk, Club Brugge, and the entire Swedish women’s top league. With handball being the first move into other sports than football, Photon Sports has also conducted early testing in other sports, such as ice hockey.