Company Name : Real Vision Sports Inc.
Representative : Hideshi Abe
Establishment Date: January 24, 2019
Capital : 3 million yen
Address : 5-5 Maruyamacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0044 Japan
<Sports Support Business>
- Data analysis, and coaching related to the motion analysis in running and various sports.
- Operation of a membership-based website for the data analysis.
- Providing exercise training instructor services for sports and health promotion.
- Hokago Programming School (Online exclusive) – Currently suspended.
Mission Vision Value
Contributing to creating a society where everyone can enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle, even as they age, by improving individual athletic abilities and reducing the risk of injuries through scientifically explaining sports movements in an understandable manner.
- Born in Yamagata Prefecture in 1958.
- Graduated from the Department of Nuclear Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tohoku University.
- Joined Oki-denki Corporation in 1981, engaged in semiconductor development for 7 years.
- Joined Sony Corporation in 1987, involved in image sensor development for 30 years, retired in 2018.
- Founded Real Vision Sports Inc. in January 2019.
Founded a sports-related startup in a different field with zero career experience
While enjoying sports, was never actively involved in sports during student life. Spent working life engulfed in overtime, leading to the typical middle-aged “metabo” body shape. Decided to change during the New Year at the age of 50, starting with two hours of brisk walking and revising eating habits, rapidly losing weight and feeling healthier, less tired.
Started jogging soon after, experiencing the runner’s high and realizing how running positively impacted mental state. Since then, exercise became the cornerstone of life vitality. Set annual goals to challenge personal limits, continuously participating in more demanding races such as full marathons, long-distance swimming, triathlons, and ultra-trail runs as long as 100miles.
Meanwhile, as global industrial trends shifted towards healthcare and IoT, got involved in these new fields at work, increasing opportunities to learn deeply about medicine, health, and exercise, experiencing the benefits of sports firsthand and developing a strong interest in this field.
While enjoying running, struggled with being slow. Discovered many challenges when researching ideal forms: there was hardly any information available in books, TV, magazines, or the internet explaining the ideal form in clear terms (around 2017). Decided to study form for personal improvement and, upon achieving results, targeted solving this issue for others as a business opportunity.
Had knowledge and aptitude in cameras, 3D motion capture, and software, but lacked programming skills, sports trainer knowledge, networks, and business experience. Therefore, self-studied programming after 20 years, obtained a sports instructor qualification at the age of 60, and diligently started developing the app. Lacked business skills to run a company, but after a year of technical development, confirmed the principles of the product, and boldly founded the company in 2019. Since then, has been continuously developing technology to upgrade the product.
Founded Track and Field Plus Ran Yotsuya in October 2018. Leveraging track and field experience from student days and knowledge of sports biomechanics, jointly responsible for business startup and app development.
Involved in a wide range of tasks from native app development like iOS apps and Unity to web development with Nuxt.js since his days at Sophia University Track and Field Club.