SCARAB Sports focuses on interactive and smart technologies for top athletes. Their entrepreneurial journey started at Ghent University Campus Kortrijk. During the 'Mechatronics' course the team developed their first product: 'PL8'. This AI-solution contains a camera, LEDs and sensors to interact with football players and to assist training sessions. Additionally, PL8 collects actionable training data to support trainers and staff in giving performance feedback and to guide them towards objective analyses.

With one of their first prototypes SCARAB Sports won a Ghent University audience award and got selected for the imec.istart accelerator. Based on feedback of almost all Belgian first division clubs, they started development for a high-end prototype.

The ambition doesn't stop there: Matthias, Oliver and Tanguy are eager to innovate other sports as well.

  • Status product: prototype created
  • Customers: B2B
  • Team SCARAB Sports: Matthias Seghers: Master Elektronics-ICT, Tanguy Ongena: Master Industrial Design Engineering Technology and Oliver Francx: Master Industrial Design Engineering Technology