All Japan Fencing Championships

To elevate fencing to a sport for all spectators can enjoy, this project developed and implemented an integrated system at the All Japan Fencing Championships that visualizes data from bouts in real time so that everyone watching can easily follow the match.

1. Visualized blade tip trajectories

Marker-less visualization of blade tip trajectories are realized with machine learning powered by image analysis, which is introduced in real fencing matches. *

2. Visualized biometric data

Readings of heartbeat and other athlete vital signs were converted into visualized biometric data.

3. Visualized venue data

The crowd’s excitement was converted into interactive content. LED lamps throughout the venue showed which fencer scored a touch.

These ideas marked a step forward that gave a glimpse of the future in the run-up to the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

*The Fencing Tracking and Visualization System, the basic technology for visualizing blade tips trajectories with AR, was developed by Rhizomatiks.

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Credit
●TOTAL PLANING
Executive Creative Director:Kaoru Sugano(Dentsu Lab Tokyo)|Creative Director,Planner:Kazuyoshi Ochi(Dentsu Lab Tokyo)|Planner,Art Director,Film Director:Ryosuke Sone(Dentsu Lab Tokyo)|Planner,Copy Writer:Risako Kawashima(Dentsu Lab Tokyo)|Chief Creative Producer:Kohei Ai(Dentsu Lab Tokyo)

●Fencing tracking and visualization
systemPlanner, Creative Director:Daito Manabe (Rhizomatiks research)|Planner, Technical Director:Motoi Ishibashi (Rhizomatiks research)|Technical Director,System Developer, Software Engineer:Yuya Hanai (Rhizomatiks research)|Software Engineer:Kyle McDonald(IYOIYO)|Software Engineer:Kisaku Tanaka, Sadam Fujioka, Nariaki Iwatani, Fumiya Funatsu (anno lab)|Dataset System Engineer:Tatsuya Ishii(Rhizomatiks research)|Dataset System Engineer:Yoshihisa Hashimoto(ZIKU Technologies, Inc.)|Dataset System Engineer:Hideyuki Kasuga(ZIKU Technologies, Inc.)|Dataset System Engineer:Seiji Nanase(ZIKU Technologies, Inc.)|Dataset System Engineer:Daisetsu Ido(ZIKU Technologies, Inc.)|Dataset System Engineer:Tetsuya Kobayashi(Ignis Imageworks Corp.)|Dataset System Engineer:Katsunori Kiuchi(Ignis Imageworks Corp.)|Dataset System Engineer:Kanako Saito(Ignis Imageworks Corp.)|Dataset System Engineer:Hayato Abe(Ignis Imageworks Corp.)|Dataset System Engineer:Ryosuke Akazawa(Ignis Imageworks Corp.)|Dataset System Engineer:Yuya Nagura(Ignis Imageworks Corp.)|Dataset System Engineer:Shigeru Ohata(Ignis Imageworks Corp.)|Dataset System Engineer:Ayano Takimoto(Ignis Imageworks Corp.)|Dataset System Engineer:Kanami Kawamura(Ignis Imageworks Corp.)|Dataset System Engineer:Yoko Konno(Ignis Imageworks Corp.)|Visual Programmer:Satoshi Horii(Rhizomatiks research)|Visual Programmer:Futa Kera(Rhizomatiks research)|Videographer:Muryo Homma (Rhizomatiks research)|Hardware Engineer:Yuta Asai(Rhizomatiks research)|Hardware Engineer:Kyohei Mouri (Rhizomatiks research)|Technical Support:Kai Shimizu(Freelance)|Project Manager:Kahori Takemura (Rhizomatiks research)|Project Manager, Producer:Takao Inoue(Rhizomatiks research)

●大型ビジョンインターフェース・心拍可視化
Project Manager:Hiroyuki Hori(PAN)|Technical Director, Programmer:Akira Hayasaka(PAN)|Programmer:Yuma Taesu(PAN)|Programmer:Ayumu Nagamatsu(PAN)

●超重低音振動システム
Technical Director / Programmer:Hiroyuki Hori(PAN)|Programmer:Akira Hayasaka(PAN)|Stage Manager:Daisuke Kondo(T2 Creative )|Sound System:Akihito Kimura(SOUND ACTION)

●選手紹介映像・SNS映像
Director:Ryosuke Sone(Dentsu Lab Tokyo)|Producer:Jun Kato(Dentsu Craft Tokyo)|Production Manager:Akari Eda(Dentsu Craft Tokyo)|Production Manager:Ryohei Omoto(Dentsu Craft Tokyo)|Videographer:Takayuki Shida(freelance)|Editor:Manami Oba(digitalsession)|Editor:Yoshihiro Kaito(digitalsession)

●Webサイト
Producer:Jun Kato(Dentsu Craft Tokyo)|Art Director/Designer:Keigo Anan(Logram inc. )|Engineer:Takehiko Ono(aguije inc. )

●フェンシングゲーム
Creative Director:Takashi Kawashima(Studio Kawashima/Dentsu Craft Tokyo)|Producer:Kazuhiro Hasumi (Dentsu Craft Tokyo)|Technical Director:Yasuhiko Nishimura(Dentsu Craft Tokyo)|Planner:Yasuhiro Tsuchiya(Dentsu.inc)|Art Director/Planner:Yusuke Imai(Dentsu.inc)|Designer:Zennyan(freelance)|Technical Director:Ryosuke Izumida(Manufacture)

●事前告知映像・MORE ENJOY FENCING
Director:Yusuke Takuno(P.I.C.S.)|CG Producer:Akira Iio(1 inc.)|CG Director:Kazuki Kuroiwa(1 inc.)|Producer:Takahiko Kajima(Dentsu Craft Tokyo・P.I.C.S.)|Producer:Ryo Ikeda(Dentsu Craft Tokyo・P.I.C.S.)|Production Manager:Haruka Tanji(P.I.C.S.)

●オープニング演出
Movie Producer:Takahiko Kajima(Dentsu Craft Tokyo・P.I.C.S.)|Movie Producer:Ryo Ikeda(Dentsu Craft Tokyo・P.I.C.S.)|Movie Production Manager:Haruka Tanji(P.I.C.S.)|CG Producer:Akira Iio(1 inc.)|CG Director:Kazuki Kuroiwa(1 inc.)|CG Director:Kenjiro Matsuoka(naname inc.)|Laser Projection System Technical Director:Hiroyuki Hori(PAN)|Laser Projection System Programmer:Ayumu Nagamatsu(PAN)|Stage Manager:Daisuke Kondo(T2 Creative)|DJ:Tomoyuki Tanaka (FPM)|DANCE PRODUCE:FISHBOY|DANCER:STYLE|DANCER:FUMIYA|DANCER:TAKUMA|DANCER:Rio|DANCER:Hibikidafoolish|DANCER:Koujiro Ishihara|DANCER:GANMEN FUNK
Client

Brand

Japanese Fencing Federation