Today we have myriad devices that use motion sensors, Bluetooth connectivity, and accelerometers to track, collect and analyse the data about a person’s performance and skills. Let’s list out smart gear for footballers. You can go for a connected football to practise that uses a mobile app to measure velocity, spin rate, spiral efficiency, distance and more. Smart helmets with sensors to reduce the risk of trauma and offer better protection. RFID sensors are placed inside players’ shoulder pad, so that coaches can track the location of a player, the speed, and the direction they’re going. This data is then used to device a smarter game plan and improve team performance.
Other products include smart clothing with biometric tracking, body-worn sensors, smart shoes, pods and more.