The current FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar has been given a technological boost, adding excitement and intrigue to the games.
Another piece of technology made its debut at football’s biggest event, while video assistance referee (VAR) technology has played a critical part in ruling out offside goals. Live ball tracking technology is the topic at hand. As far as we know, this is the first time that such technology has been employed at the FIFA World Cup.
How Does the Real-Time Ball Tracking System Function, and What Exactly Is It?
The Official Match Ball of Fifa World Cup 2022, Dubbed Al Rihla, Will Feature Live-Ball Monitoring Technology. Developed by Kinexon, a German Artificial Intelligence Solutions Firm. It Took Six Years of Research and Testing for The Official Fifa World Cup Ball’s Lightweight Sensor to Earn Fifa Approval.
If You’re Still Curious About the Technology, Consider that These Sensors, Thanks to Their Integrated Inertial Measurement Unit (imu), Can Use Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Radio Frequency and Provide Real-Time Spatial Positioning and Movement Data.
Adidas’ Suspension Technology Helps Keep the In-Ball Device Developed by Kinexon Safely Within the Ball. According to Kinexon’s Website, the Sensor Combines Uwb and Imu Technology and Is Networked with A Local Positioning System Around the Pitch to Offer “through the Air” Raw Data on Position, Movement, and Touch in Real Time.
The Data Gathered by The Sensors Is Made Available in A Convenient Package for Analysis. Information Such as How Far the Ball Travelled, how Fast It Was Travelling, how Fast Goals Were Scored, how Fast the Ball Was Being Dribbled at Any Given Time, how Fast It Was Being Shot During Goals, how Accurately Each Team Passed the Ball, Etc.
Can You Explain How The Sensor Aids in Keeping Tabs on Off-Side Calls?
Hawk-Optical Eye’s Camera Tracking Is Used in Tandem with The Ball Sensor. a Total of 12 Hawk-Eye Cameras Are Placed Strategically Around the Stadium, and They Update Their Location and Focus on The Ball or Players 50 Times Each Second.
Each Player’s Movement Is Monitored at 29 Different Places, Including Their Limbs. when Put Together, These Two Types of Information Allow for Offside Calls that Are Not Only More Accurate than Ever Before but Also Made considerably more quickly.