Humanox and ISL have signed an important agreement whereby the HX50 smart shin guards will be available to more than 10,000 boys and girls between 6 and 18 years old who play soccer, as a protective and technological element and will allow the monitoring of their performance and physical condition. ISL, an official partner of FC Barcelona, LaLiga and the American Futsal Federation (US Youth Futsal), among others, has been developing programs such as the Barca Academy, MIC USA or LaLiga Select in the United States for more than 8 years to promote development and the training of boys and girls between 6 and 18 years old.
The agency has a presence in more than 25 cities, and 10 states, including important capitals and centers of North American soccer such as San Francisco, San Diego, Boston, Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago, Orlando, Philadelphia or Seattle to name a few. Only California and Florida, accumulate the 14% of the 3 million registered youth players in the United States according to the US Youth Soccer Association.
With this agreement, Humanox consolidates its position in the United States by introducing the smart shin guards in more than 25 cities and 10 US states. Prior to this agreement and after opening a subsidiary in the US in March of this year, Humanox had already signed two other agreements with academies in Miami and in the states of New York and New Jersey, and currently has its own commercial staff deployed on both coasts.
Alex Isern, CEO of ISL states “The agreement with Humanox means putting the most advanced technology at the service of the health and performance of soccer boys and girls.” Iván Contreras, co-founder of Humanox, comments, “With this agreement, Humanox takes a decisive step of leadership in the US market, and confirms that our smart shin guards have become the benchmark technological tool to help children, parents, and coaching staff of grassroots football ”.
The HX50 smart shin guards, which received the UEFA Reimagine Football 2020 award among 298 projects from 34 countries, collect more than 250,000 raw data per game or training of each player. It is possible to know health and performance parameters of children such as heart rate, speed, distance traveled, striking force, among more than 40 parameters. Humanox technology makes this solution the only smart and connected shin guards in the world. They are a natural element of a player’s kit, not an add-on. And that makes it easy to use. In Spain, the two pioneering La Liga clubs in implementing this technology have been Cádiz C.F. and the C.A. Osasuna, who incorporated smart shin guards to all their youth soccer teams, as well as to the first team players; and in the First RFEF, Real Racing Club de Santander is the first to apply Humanox technology in the 2021-22 season.