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A Smarter Soccer Game: Israel’s PlayerMaker Raises $10M For Sports Analytics Wearables

The product – a small strap which attaches to the side of a soccer boot by a silicon strap and contains a gyroscope and accelerometer – works on analyzing player-specific data.

PlayerMaker said the device could also be used for injury prevention and optimization (for example, a sports club in Israel called Maccabi Tel Aviv uses the wearable to see if players are hitting training session goals).

The sports wearables industry has had a sizeable amount of funding: Crunchbase data records 6,040 deals with a dollar total of $33 billion.

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