Sports to I, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), and Kookmin University, a total of three institutions cooperated
Kookmin University (President Hong-jae Lim) Industry-University Cooperation Foundation begins research (R&D) on ‘training game data management and AI-based performance improvement solution technology development’.
This project will be supported by the National Sports Promotion Fund from the National Sports Promotion Corporation as part of the sports industry innovation foundation project of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The total budget is about 5.5 billion won, and it will be carried out until 2024, and will be carried out in cooperation with three organizations: Sports to I, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), and Kookmin University.
National athletes participating in international competitions such as the Olympics, Asian Games, and World Cups will have different grades depending on the level of scientific support. So far, fields such as physiology, mechanics, and psychology, combined with coaches’ experience, have played a major role in improving athletes’ performance. Now, the time has come when artificial intelligence (AI) technology, one of the core technologies of the 4th industrial revolution, should play an important role in improving the performance of players.
Kookmin University is the only university in Seoul that has an independent college of physical education and is active in the sports field, including the sports industry graduate school separate from the general graduate school physical education major. In this study, a total of 36 amateur basketball and volleyball clubs, including professors and graduate students from Kookmin University as well as undergraduate students from the College of Physical Education, participate in basic data collection and processing.
Professor Wonjae Lee of the Department of Sports Industry and Leisure, who is in charge of research at Kookmin University, has worked for the Korea Sports Association and the World Taekwondo Federation.
Professor Wonjae Lee said, “I will make an effort to make an innovative contribution to the improvement of the performance of Korean national players through this task. We will make it an opportunity to spread and spread the word.”