The Smart-Ball Tracking Technology

December 2, 2009 at 6:08 am (Ball Tracking Technology, Technology) (, , )


THE AFL will shortly have access to world’s first ball-tracking technology, in collaboration with a Melbourne-based company aiming to bring revolution in field of managing a player’s performance.SmartBall, that is expected to make its debut by the end of december 2009,is a technology in which a microchip, or miniature e-tag is embedded in the football, thereby,allowing coaches and fitness staff to monitor ball movement in real-time from the interchange bench or coach’s box. It is being Manufactured by Catapult Innovations and co-developed by Sherrin.The SmartBall uses the existing athlete-tracking technology to relay the statistical data to the clubs prior to the disposals, ball use and work rate.

SmartballSmartBallBall-tracking Technology is really a boon for all the teams who are increasingly using technology to monitor every aspect of performance.SmartBall Technology provides an accurate solution for analysing team strategies, space and movement around the field.This technology was being under process for almost 2 1/2 years. At least 13 of the AFL’s 16 clubs are eager for arrival.The smartball will be released in Red and Yellow versions.

This invention would definitely permit coaches to have effort being wedded to efficiency during the session of game.”The clubs are very impressed with this new Ball Tracking Technology and are very eager to use of it. It captures the time of the movement of the ball around the field, which is gold in terms of match analysis.It can also be expected that the technology will also be acquired by broadcasters to provide the viewers with a more detailed insight into the game.


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