The video assistant referee (VAR) is the system used to assist the main referee in case of doubt in some transcendental play of the match (offside goal or not, possible sending-off, handball in the penalty area). Thanks to cameras placed on the field of play, a group of additional referees study the play with images captured from different angles.
When the images depend on the referee’s interpretation, we tremble: here again, the human factor plays a role and a similar play is not always assessed in the same way depending on the referee; intelligent boots are the footwear used by footballers to keep track of all their movements and performance. They have a sensor placed in the sole that allows to know the power of the shot and after the match, the sensors are connected to the computer to study the performance of each player, also allowing to obtain statistics of the team.
The smart ball allows the trajectory, speed and power of the ball to be analyzed, among other parameters. The installed sensor allows the recording of the shots to transmit them, although its main function is to determine whether the ball has crossed the lines of the field of play, as well as to know if it has been a goal or not by monitoring whether it has crossed the goal line. The referee, in turn, wears a watch that vibrates if it is a goal.
Technology is here to stay in every aspect of our lives, and soccer is no exception. The video assistant referee, smart boots and balls, as well as devices that monitor vital signs are just some of the advanced technologies used in the sport. Nubeprint has been combining data collectors and Machine Learning technology for 10 years, reducing waste in printing, helping to extend the life of printing equipment or enabling the full incorporation of the circular economy in our industry. Nubeprint technology has made available to all, a print fleet management that achieves financial savings by reducing costs, and reducing environmental impact. Nubeprint customers are probably today managing the most sustainable service of any industry.
Source: enter.co/cultura-digital – Nubeprint