The World Championship of Artistic Gymnastics will have a support system to the judges developed jointly by Fujitsu Limited and FIG.

Scores more fair or, at least, more objective. So it will be the World Championships of Artistic Gymnastics, thanks to the support system to the judges jointly developed by Fujitsu Limited and the International Federation of Gymnastics (FIG).

The system, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) and sensors 3D, will be used officially in a competition of the FIG as a an additional tool to confirm scores of difficulty in four devices. In particular, the judges who oversee the competitions, will have the possibility to use the support system of judges to review the exercises of the gymnasts in cases of query or percentages locked in the disciplines of “Horse Bows”,” Rings” and “Salto de potro male and female”.

This system is the result of the collaboration that the FIG and Fujitsu Limited were launched in 2017 to develop a support system of real-time assessment accurate and fair to the athletes.

After several testing techniques in dating as the World Championship of Artistic Gymnastics in 2018, held in Doha or the World Cup in Tokyo in April, the Executive Committee of the FIG has now given the green light to its use at the upcoming World Championships which held in Stuttgart, Germany, until October 13.

“We are very pleased that our support system for judges was implemented officially in the World Championships 2019 in Stuttgart. Through this opportunity, the FIG, and Fujitsu will continue to create value for the gymnastics, further accelerating our activities co-creative to develop this discipline, as well as to promote globally the business of the sport” said Hiroyuki Sakai Fujitsu Executive Vice President.

Developed by Fujitsu and Fujitsu Laboratories, the assessment support system uses artificial intelligence and sensors 3D to capture the movement of each gymnast and to parse it as a numeric data. Offers a view of three-dimensional digital items made with a variety of selections for measurements of angles, helping to provide a fair evaluation and accurate.

The provided data could help to improve the movements of the gymnasts or correct the posture of the body and, therefore, reduce the risk of injury.

For his part, FIG sees a significant potential in the technology developed by Fujitsu, not only in the matter of judging, but also in the future for the education, training, and the training.