VfL Wolfsburg deploys ‘virus detecting’ air-monitoring technology at Volkswagen Arena


German professional soccer side VfL Wolfsburg has deployed air-monitoring technology throughout its club and training facilities which is said to be able to detect airborne viruses and pathogens to keep its players, staff and visitors safe.

The BioCloud technology is a real-time analyzer designed to operate as a safe space technology by sampling the air quality continuously. With a proprietary detection chamber that can be replaced as needed, viruses are detected, and a silent notification system is created.

The system created by Kontrol Technologies, a leader in smart building technology will help support the health and safety of those at its home stadium Volkswagen Arena, which has a capacity of 30.000. VfL Wolfsburg is a top ranked team owned by car manufacturer Volkswagen and will participate in the upcoming Champions League season.

“We are very pleased to make our entry into European professional sports, and the sport of soccer in particular, with such an accomplished partner as VfL Wolfsburg,” said Paul Ghezzi, CEO of Kontrol. “We look forward to showcasing BioCloud and its many advantages of monitoring training rooms and facilities for early viral detection. Ensuring the overall health and safety of athletes and employees is a critical priority for all athletic organizations, and we are encouraged by the increasing adoption of Kontrol’s technology on a global scale.”

“We are excited to have BioCloud as part of our plans and implementations to help safeguard the health and well-being of our athletes, guests and employees in our facilities,” says Michael Meeske, Managing Director at VfL Wolfsburg. “BioCloud is a very unique technology which fits well with our overall health and safety protocols. We look forward to sharing the BioCloud application to our VfL community and partner network as well as the broader soccer community at large to jointly create safer spaces within our ecosystem.”

Kontrol and Wolfsburg will work together to advocate for the safe space technology and jointly market the BioCloud application globally and BioCloud will join VfL as an official partner for the 2021-2022 soccer season of their men’s and women’s team.

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