International Gymnastics Federation, Fujitsu announce joint judging support system
Lausanne, Switzerland, and Tokyo, Japan, November 20, 2018 The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) and Fujitsu Limited today announced their decision to practically implement a judging support system which they have been developing, with the aim of achieving real time judging support that is fair and accurate. The judging support system will now be tested at a forthcoming World Cup event and targeted for deployment at the 2019 World Championships held by FIG, a global organization that governs gymnastics disciplines, including artistic and rhythmic gymnastics.In addition, FIG and Fujitsu have signed a contract for a new partnership program to promote the deployment of the judging support system to be used by its Continental Unions and Member Federations for training and education purposes and for use at their competitions.
FIG oversees national gymnastics organizations, while setting gymnastics rules and hosting international competitions. Fujitsu is a leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services to overcome challenges in the society. The two parties started collaboration in 2017, and have worked together with the aim of implementing a judging support system.
Based on this collaboration, in 2017, for the first time in an international competition, competition data necessary for the further development of the judging support system was captured at the 47th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Montreal, Canada. In 2018, technical verification of the judging support system for gymnastics was made at the 48th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Doha, Qatar. read more