MultiBall https://multi-ball.com Mixed reality sportification platform combining real sports and real gaming Wed, 21 Oct 2020 14:27:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 https://multi-ball.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/cropped-Multiball_LogoBall_Grey-32x32.png MultiBall https://multi-ball.com 32 32 Patrik Kühnen believes in new tennis boom 
through interactive training tools https://multi-ball.com/patrik-kuhnen-believes-in-new-tennis-boom-%e2%80%a8through-interactive-training-tools Wed, 24 Jun 2020 12:34:16 +0000 https://multi-ball.com/?p=21105 The three-time Davis Cup winner and team captain Patrik Kühnen and the Munich-based sports tech start-up Fun with Balls are now working together to get children and teenagers excited about tennis and to encourage them to exercise. MultiBall is designed to help you get started and learn tennis in a fun way.

“MultiBall” is an interactive sports, game and learning system that connects digital games with all ball sports. For MultiBall there are 25 games that offer a varied sporting experience thanks to visual and auditory elements, increasing levels of difficulty and easy-to-understand gameplay. The game is played with balls that are thrown, shot or played with rackets.

“We used to train on a concrete wall. Thanks to MultiBall, there is now a way to introduce children to tennis in a playful way. The unique thing is that you have to hit moving targets and get visual feedback. In this way, we create a bridge between the digital world and real sport to make it easier to get started, keep motivation high and train skills in a targeted manner, ”says Patrik Kühnen.

“MultiBall” has already been used at the BMW Open in Munich and the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam and is used by tennis schools in Europe and the USA. About Fun With Balls. 

Creating a positive experience with exercise and learning for kids is not always a simple task. With Multiball, it makes the motivation part much easier, especially with adults and kids who are usually more skeptical of exercise or new approaches to passing their free time. The approach of coupling physical and mental activity is a very efficient way to keep the kids’ productively engaged and bodily active.

So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch with our team to learn more about how to make kids want to learn tennis with MultiBall

Tennis Player training hand-eye-coordination on MultiBall
Tennis Player training cardio fitness on MultiBall
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Bring some fun into your kids’ routine with Multiball Home https://multi-ball.com/have-to-get-kids-moving-and-mentally-engaged-during-quarantine-bring-some-fun-into-your-kids-routine-with-multiball-home Thu, 16 Apr 2020 13:35:20 +0000 https://multi-ball.com/?p=20836 You are probably at a stage where you have almost run out of ways to keep your kids as well as yourself and your spouse entertained and focused. Between juggling cooking and cleaning with working from home and home schooling, it could pose a challenge to find an outlet for children and adults that are staying home all day. Not to mention, finding creative ways to help them feel uplifted with appealing activities.

Multiball takes physically and mentally engaging games to a whole new level. Not only does it merge both to create a fantastic opportunity to keep kids mentally engaged and active, it adds a positive spin to your quarantine experience so far, especially when it comes to creating the ideal set up of a daily family routine that embeds a brainy and fun workout in their day.

Education games such as math mission, have proven to be a big hit amongst our younger and older users. It has to the potential to support with the occasionally challenging task of homeschooling, through boosting mental and physical performance with math questions answered simply by tossing a ball or using a racket to do so. 

The game offers the flexibility of playing one against one, or even team against team, all while flying to the moon with the help of solving mathematical formulas. Since you would also be able to select the difficulty level, this game is not only suitable for all ages, it also improves hand-eye coordination while honing one’s math skills with quick thinking.

Creating a positive experience with exercise and learning for kids is not always a simple task. With Multiball, it makes the motivation part much easier, especially with adults and kids who are usually more skeptical of exercise or new approaches to passing their free time. The approach of coupling physical and mental activity is a very efficient way to keep the kids’ productively engaged and bodily active.

Imagine being able to throw a ball around while learning math (making math ten times cooler than it is)

Imagine being able to throw a ball around while learning math (making math ten times cooler than it is), or if you don’t like sitting and reading, imagine a game that takes you all over the world without having to leave your home. 

If your kid is sad about missing his or her piano lessons at this time or always wanted to learn the piano, then he or she could play the giant piano on Multiball and transform your home into a music hall. Or visualize the whole family playing a game of splash that lets you make colorful montages, or work on your memory strength together with the classic brain game of revealing squares.

Now wouldn’t that just be a beautiful image?

So, what are you waiting for? Create an entertaining and educational experience for your kids indoors and find out more on how to order Multiball Home.

Get active and schedule a live online presentation.

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Bored of Board games? Bring your family together with Multiball Home Generation https://multi-ball.com/bring-some-fun-into-your-kids-routine-with-multiball-home Fri, 10 Apr 2020 17:59:57 +0000 https://multi-ball.com/?p=20883 If you are rushing to buy yet another board game for your family online, step-back, relax, and opt for a better way to keep them busy and fit. Gone are the days of classic board games that lead to all too many pointless family feuds and frustrating losses. It is time to not reach for the board when bored and instead upgrade your family get together to fun and games with Multiball home.

Multiball re-invents entertainment and active sports through ten entertainment-centric games that not only help keep your mind focused but also engages everyone by bringing them together and away from traditional games and on to the field of agility testing, treasure hunts, or off beat games of squash and darts. Multiball home uses a beamer, an LED operated frame, rackets and balls to achieve all of the above and more.

Our present routines have deemed to challenge not only our normal life rhythms but also our longstanding approach to fun activities for all families. Multiball home adds a new twist where an ideal family quality time set up would look very different to the old-school game night of cards or a nerve-wracking boardgame.

Where instead of moving a few steps from the couch to the floor or the dining table to lose to another game of charades to your siblings (because they somehow get better and better at miming one worded three syllabled movie titles) you get to include everyone thanks to Multiball home, and together work on the array of skills you possess that eventually become worth flaunting.

A game of Aloisius for example, will test your agility and planning tactics in a fun bavarian backdrop. If you are an all-time fan of candy crush, then monster match will help you beat your highest score plus tick off your cardio for the day without having to succumb to the yoga mat or dusty weights sitting in the corner of your room.

Multiball re-invents entertainment and active sports through ten entertainment-centric games that not only help keep your mind focused but also engages everyone.

You could play Ocean with your younger siblings, a game of slots and/or squash with your mum and dad, or the whole family could take part in a game of classic squash invaders. The point is that the single and multiplayer games provide enough entertainment and activity to launch a whole new way of spending time together at home.

Now wouldn’t that just be a beautiful image?

So, what are you waiting for? Create an entertaining and educational experience for your kids indoors and find out more on how to order Multiball Home.

Get active and schedule a live online presentation.

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Dismantling the classical workout approach through mixed gaming and interactive sports. https://multi-ball.com/fun-fitness-workout-at-home Sun, 05 Apr 2020 18:06:25 +0000 https://multi-ball.com/?p=20889 While home workouts are currently making waves as one of the best ways to stay fit, we challenge this notion and happy to present the latest product to help people get active at home.

With your mouths full of lockdown snacks as you watch fitness trainers go live on Instagram with their usual sets of lunges and squats, while probably wondering how are they even so committed to their fitness in these strange times and are they really (and we mean really) enjoying double digit sets of single-leg deadlifts?

We know…we know…it is irritating isn’t it? but what if we tell you that we have something that will stop you from wallowing while binging on biscuits and watching those folks sweat off their stress with unprecedented dedication, as they frolic their all-year round summer bodies in your face. Plus, our solution will not (and we repeat: will NOT) try to encourage you to eat an apple instead of the pizza or burger you are about to consume, as a reward for surviving one more day of quarantine.

You are probably wondering what kind of mystical and non-judgmental gizmo we are talking about and if it even exists at this point. Guess what though, it gets even better! Not only does it not bore you with the usual workout routines, it also gives you a full body workout at home, without actually having to count how many sit-ups you have done or make you daydream about throwing a glazed donut on your phone screen, aiming at the fitness guru whose telling you to do one more set of burpees with a smile on their face.

Okay, at this point you are probably thinking (and we quote Severus Snape) “what kind of sorcery is this?” this is no wizardly matter ladies and gentlemen. It is our Multiball Home edition replacing the days of mundane exercise and weightlifting with more than 20 multifunctional and customizable interactive games. How does it do that you say? With its tailored accuracy, the single player Target Practice model for example, can help you develop or improve your speed hitting and focus. With the help of only a beamer and a frame, you can repurpose your space into a football field and work on those goal scores you have been dying to shoot since football fields were no longer an option.

Multiball re-invents entertainment and active sports through ten entertainment-centric games that not only help keep your mind focused but also engages everyone.

Additional models such as air hockey and darts let you have others join in on the fun and the build-up of excitement, as one of you gets closer to the puck or ranks the best in hitting bullseyes on the dartboard, all while focusing on the game and not the calories burnt.

Assuming that you like fast-moving interactive games, enjoyable if not amusing time spent with friends and family, and not having to get workout gear or stare at some for hours, trying hard to persuade yourself to use them (like Beatrix “The Bride” Kiddo (Black Mamba) did when she tried to wiggle her big toe) then Multiball Home is for you!

All fun and games aside, if we succeed in our efforts through Multiball Home, to help you stay active and positive regardless of your age and skill level, especially in these unusual times, then we would be proud to have done our part in coming together to ensure that you stay home, stay safe, and elevate your short and long-term workouts to a more entertaining and functional level.

So, what are you waiting for? Create an entertaining and educational experience for your kids indoors and find out more on how to order Multiball Home.

Get active and schedule a live online presentation.

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Say “Hello” to your interactive Tennis Coach https://multi-ball.com/interactive-tennis-training-and-excercises Thu, 02 Apr 2020 06:42:58 +0000 https://multi-ball.com/?p=20899 MultiBall is not only an interactive fun and entertainment system, it´s also a platform you can use to train tennis, track your progress and compete with other players. How that?

Accuracy
The system allows all level players to train their accuracy from a wide selection of games, most specific to aim. With a smart wall and our high-end sensors, the exact position of the ball can be detected. This helps the student and coach calculate the exact distance from the target in order to recalibrate a player’s accuracy and record improvements with our statistical feedback.

HIIT – Fast-pace Cardiovascular Fitness
The fast pace and quick return of the ball allows for quick & slow muscles movements and reactions. This high intensity sport and full body exercises raise the heart rate in ways that are harder to achieve through tennis.

Hand-eye Coordination
MB’s fast-pace variable trains the body’s ability to complete actions with correct timing and precision. The system will challenge a player to read the incoming shots which are determined by understanding the physics of the previous shot while also positioning themselves to strike the next shot with power. Lot’s of things to consider, but with lots of positive results!

Tennis Player training hand-eye-coordination on MultiBall
Tennis Player training cardio fitness on MultiBall

Singular or Social interaction
Can be used as a training tool for particular movements, but also as a social activity to share with peers. It allows players to build new relationships outside a tennis court and use what new generations are having a hard time living without; technology.

What’s the hardest thing when teaching Tennis?
Making them want to learn!!

Competitive mindset
MB will always have a competitive fire that is highly illustrated throughout the games with statistical analysis of why one player is simply better than the other.

Sports Choice
Even though we want you to use it for tennis purposes, the product is called MultiBall for a reason. Any ball sport you can think of is an option. This gives the Club and Customers full autonomy and decision-making power to choose the desired sport/ball with MB.

Balanced Program
Both MB and tennis improve the result of your muscles and brain working together; generating your balance. Moreover, tennis can sometimes become very repetitive and exhausting due to being a constant one dimensional training platform. Thus, the MultiBall offers a powerful sense of gaming which changes the environment and opponent a person is training with. This extensive diversity is a strong differentiator to most training programs.

Mental Training
Tennis can be mentally challenging and complicated when emotions rush after every hit, every point, every set. The MB games give a feeling of joy and relaxation, therefore being a great complement to tennis. However, to beat the game you still will always need a strategy, challenging the player unconsciously as they need to evaluate their game plan and even sometimes, their opponent on Multiplayer games.

Get active and schedule your live online presentation with MulitBall.

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Math Mission https://multi-ball.com/game-release-math-mission Wed, 04 Mar 2020 14:40:26 +0000 https://multi-ball.com/?p=20067 We are happy to announce our next educational game “Math mission”. The game is challenging you with basic math equations and boost your physical and mental performance. Fly to the moon through solving mathematical formulas. Playing this game is not only fun and exercise, it is also educational for both young and old.

Math Mission will test your quick thinking and hand-eye coordination. You can join either the Red Team or Yellow Team and off you go to the space race. Hit the buttons which give you positive points, avoid the ones which subtract from your score, and whoever lands on the destination planet first, wins.

How does it work?

  1. Play either against another person or as a team against another team.
  2. Each team has three buttons. Hitting a button will calculate the term on the button and propel your rocket forwards for that amount – or backwards if you’re not careful
  3. There are three different difficulty levels to choose from to make any contest interesting, for young and old.
  4. The game keeps score of each team’s victories, so you can fully concentrate on reaching the stars.

Below you can see the difficulty selection before every round. Each difficulty not only has its own destination planet, but it also comes with its own unique pairs of rockets. Getting better at maths has never been this easy or cool!

Enjoy the wonders of space now on every MultiBall!

Have fun!

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Become the King of the Court https://multi-ball.com/become-the-king-of-the-court Sat, 08 Feb 2020 08:57:20 +0000 https://multi-ball.com/?p=19880 “Become King of the Court” is an interactive tennis game developed on our MultiBall System. The Game is part of the activation of The NextGen Lionprogram by PEUGEOT, a tennis sponsorship initiative to support the upcoming tennis talents, and by this the tennis sport in Netherlands. After great success in 2019 the roadshow goes on in 2020.

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This year, the King of The Court activation is one of the eye-catchers during the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam from 8 to 16 February. Tennis enthusiasts will be introduced to the NextGen Lions program, with the theme ‘Beat the NextGen Lions.

Visitors are challenged by the interactive game to beat the scores of the NextGen Lions.

King of the Court challenges your tennis skills

The game is based on our tennis training games and the challenge consists of hitting a moving target on the front wall of the MultiBall. For one minute the player must try to keep up with the skill level of his / her favorite rising tennis star. The more often the player hits the target, the better the score.

The challenge is broken down into the three main categories that form the basis for the future success for tennis talent: accuracy, tempo & consistency. These categories are used to score each individual challenger.

The best player wins tickets for Roland Garros

If the player beats the scores of Kiki, Tallon, Robin, Tim, Botic or Ryan, they become  ‘King of The Court’ and receive a professional action photo with their achieved score and get the chance to win VIP tickets for Roland Garros.

About MultiBall

MultiBall is the worlds first mixed reality sports gaming platform.

Using technology and gamification, we turn all forms of ball sports into a connected experience that will make anybody move.

Our easy to install sensor frame consists of a highly reliable and precise tracking system that detects all sorts of balls and players movement in real time.

Together with our Motion tracking, all applications are focused on improving athletic and cognitive skills, training hand eye coordination, and help to learn math or other subjects like geography.

Provide your players an interactive training and fun area to improve their skills and engage kids to fall in love with tennis.

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MultiBall Hackathon Creating the Future of Sports https://multi-ball.com/ispo-hackathon-creating-the-future-of-sports Mon, 03 Feb 2020 12:33:54 +0000 https://multi-ball.com/?p=19835 The ISPO 2020 is over, and the first MultiBall Hackathon was a successful part of our recent history. The ISPO Munich was also a huge showroom where we were able to present our latest product innovations and new projects such as the announcement of our new global eSQUASH league. 

First of all, we want to answer the question of what is a “Hackathon”. The word Hackathon is a portmanteau of the words “hack” and “marathon”. “Hack” is used in the sense of programming which means in our case to create a game application.

Three teams worked 18 hours on the conceptual and graphical development of a new game application for MultiBall and programmed their first prototypes. The teams consisted of eSports students and sports scientists. The first playable drafts have been created by game developers who supported the teams.

The goal of the hackathon was it to make use of the knowledge and experience of sports-oriented students and test the useability and functionality of our lately released Software Development Kit (SDK).

“Splash” beats “Step the Rythm” and “Quiz-Festival”

The wining game is “Splash” and can be played one on one or in teams of each 2 people. The players throw balls at the wall as fast as possible, and if they hit the wall, coloured areas appear around the point of impact. The player, who first occupies a certain area on the wall, receives points and wins the games. 

Splash
The concept sounds simple, but according to the jury, it makes perfect use of the possibilities of the MultiBall wall and perfectly combines playing fun, creativity, ambition and movement.

The winning team was awarded on the esports stage with high-tech periphery equipment sponsored by HyperX.

Step the Rythm

The game is connecting music, sports and fun. The MultiBall wall is showing a melody of a song, which the players have to hit with a ball to reach the next level.  It can be played by all generations. This concept could perfectly match with our motion tracking feature.

The Quiz – Festival

It’s a perfect game to train the brain for children and their parents. Two players competing each other in a quiz, where they have to handle the combination between knowledges and sports.

The most exciting aspect of all games is the option to extend the games with our motion tracking. The team considered this feature for the next development steps. In the team modus of Splash Game, for example, one player can wipe away the splashes by running around the play area.

MultiBall ISPO Highlights

New MultiBall feature Motion tracking

The future generation of our MultiBall systems will be upgraded with a video camera to tracks the players’ position and movement. This feature extends the hybrid sports experience with new entertaining and breathtaking gameplay options. 

Stay tuned. We will present more details in the next week.

MultiBall iOS and Android App

Activate the wall, pick a game, track your results and find the nearest MultiBall playground around. The MultiBall App combines many functions for advanced user experience.

Global eSQUASH League – eSports meets Real Sports.

The worlds first eSQUASH League is coming soon and first events are already planned. Athletes are looking for more action, more experience and more competition with a lower entry barrier to start at. With the creation of the first mixed reality league based on a real sport, we aim at structuring the growing demand for events and global and competition for any player to participate in.

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MultiBall Hackathon @ISPO Munich 2020 https://multi-ball.com/multiball-hackathon-ispo-munich-2020 Fri, 24 Jan 2020 10:22:58 +0000 https://multi-ball.com/?p=19807 The world’s first MultiBall Hackathon will celebrate its premiere this year at ISPO Munich 2020. The sports of the future are to be developed here. Teams are comepting with their ideas to use this novel platform to be able to publish their game, developed in a few days, on all Multiball systems worldwide.

After the release of our Software Development Kit in December 2019, we are now taking the next step. With the latest announcement to open our platforms to the global development community, the growing number of installed systems can now also be used by anybody to create their own applications.

We are happy to announce the first MultiBall Hackathon. Four teams will compete against each other and create games based on our systems. Each team consists of a programmer, a sports expert, a project manager responsible for concept development and a graphic designer. The teams have 18 hours to complete the projects before the winners are selected by a jury and chosen at the award ceremony on Wednesday.

You want to create your own game on our platform and shape the future of sports? Register now and join our MultiBall Hackathon.

MultiBall – Real Sports meets Real Gaming

What started with interactiveSQUASH is now arriving in the mainstream of fitness centers, schools and hotels with the next product, MultiBall.

With the startup system, balls are precisely tracked during sports to play a variety of games and trainings on an interactive wall. The selection of over thirty games on the platform leaves nothing to be desired. From Space Invaders with a football to tennis-volley training, there is something for everyone. Gaming is always connected with a real workout.

MultiBall Hackathon Schedule

Monday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Hackathon Day 1

Tuesday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Hackathon Day 2

Wednesday: 10:00 am – 11:30 pm Hackathon Day 3

Wednesday: 11:3o am – 12:30 pm Winning Ceremony

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Beta release of our Software Development Kit for MultiBall https://multi-ball.com/beta-release-of-our-software-development-kit-for-multiball Sun, 01 Dec 2019 17:20:47 +0000 https://multi-ball.com/?p=19580 We are best known for our disruptive technology which transforms any squash court into an immersive and digital experience that can be used for a variety of applications, from hunting monsters to sophisticated training programs used by world ranking players.

Also with the recent launch of our MultiBall product, we made this new experience available to a multitude of other locations like schools, hotels, gyms and even retail outlets.

Our systems are based on an App-store like selection of different applications ranging from fun games for kids to complex applications developed with trainers and universities. With the latest announcement to open these platforms to the global development community, the growing number of installed systems can now also be used by anybody to create their own applications.

The next step in revolutionizing the sports world

Founder Markos Aristides Kern: We always knew from the beginning that an open platform will be the best way to push our mission to make the world more active and we’re very happy to be taking this step now. We’ve had great success since our launch and are already working with many companies and developers for custom content and new ideas.

Creating our SDK was an important step and I’m sure there will be plenty of ideas from the community that we did not even think about. After all, our technology is built to last a minimum of ten years. We want to enable operators to drive sustainable change in the way we do sports. To do so, a good eco system of applications, services and content providers is an important element.”

Developer Community invited to join our mission

MultiBall now opened the closed beta of the SDK which developers can apply via this poll and already has some hackathons planned with universities in Europe and Asia.

CTO Benjamin Piltz: “Creating these applications is a completely new approach to gaming with our bodies being the controller. Our developers had to figure out a lot of solutions for gameplay and logics, in order to make the player experience engaging and fun for a broad audience. This was a challenge but a great opportunity to further grow the new category of mixed reality sports that we created.”

Following the public launch of the SDK, the platform will also enable developers to offer paid applications and services through their marketplace.

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