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Pro Rugby Club Enlists IBM To Predict When Players Will Be Injured

Postby sunnyd » Tue May 15, 2012 9:05 pm

Story : http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/05/pro-rugby-club-enlists-ibm

One of the world’s leading rugby teams is about to learn whether the sport, once described as “a ruffian’s game played by gentlemen,” can benefit from the genteel field of science.

The Leicester Tigers are the most successful English rugby union club of the past 25 years, winning the Premiership title a record nine times and twice capturing the European championship. Later this month, they’ll play in their eighth consecutive league final. In an effort to maintain that impressive success, the club is working with IBM to use statistical analysis software in assessing the likelihood of injury.

In the past, Big Blue has used its SPSS Modeler predictive analytics software to help clients like Coinstar find the most profitable location for its coin-conversion machines and show the Memphis Police Department where to deploy officers to reduce crime. It believes the same analytical approach can help the Tigers optimize training and keep the best players on the field.

Although the company’s system can gather thousands of variables, only a surprisingly small number really matter, said Erick Brethenoux, IBM’s director of Business Analytics and Decision Management Strategy.



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