StrikeTec founder and CEO, Wes Elliott, begins work on his idea for a revolutionary boxing sensor that can help athletes train with professional data and analytics.
The first generation of StrikeTec was built in a Robotics Lab that was also experimenting with military controlled robots using gloves.
First Combat Technology – Beta StrikeTec
One issue I have with claiming to be the “First” is that you actually have to be the first in order to claim that. Thats the point right? Well despite others who may claim it, in 2011 we had a fully built product and application that started our journey into broadcast, gyms, fight camps, fan events over the new 7 years.
StrikeTec Approved in Vegas
On February 17, 2015 StrikeTec went in front of the NSAC to discuss the final verdict on whether StrikeTec would be used during the life fight or not. To be honest I had no clue that I would be on the same public hearing as Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz. I was sweating bullets! These two fighters were being punished for banned substances being used during the fight and I'm asking for permission to do something that had never been done before and could potentially be a foolish mistake.
However, the outcome was huge. I gained the trust and respect of the commission and we move forward using the technology for DirecTV's big knockout boxing venue. It was a success! I owe a huge thank you to the DirecTV's team and efforts. It was a blast to work with these guys.
StrikeTec + DirecTV
Over the last few years, we have had many great opportunities working with the UFC organization, Performance Institute, Fan Events and working with some of the top fighters in the world. Having these experiences has allowed us to implement some features inside of our platform today for entertainment and fun.
UFC Athlete Summit
StrikeTec Launches to the Public
Mass production of the StrikeTec units was going to be completed any day now, we had to produce more units than what was actually orders in our IndieGoGo campaign so we opened the online shop open to the public.
Shortly after, we had begun shipping out our Android orders, first to campaign donors, and then to website orders.