The Sports Technology Development (STD) program was established in 2006 to develop innovative sports technology solutions that are designed to improve performance and safety while reducing risk. STDs have been awarded over $5 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).STDs work closely with DoD agencies, including the Army Natick Soldier Systems Center, the Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and other government organizations.
- Sports technology has been developing rapidly over the past few years. With the introduction of new technologies, sports have become more fun and exciting. In addition, they are becoming safer and more efficient. There are many different types of sports equipment that can be used for different purposes. Some examples include:
- Hockey sticks
- Tennis rackets
- Baseball bats
- Football helmets
1.Athletics. Tracking Race Times.
- Track & Field
Track & field is a sport that requires athletes to run, jump, throw, and compete against each other. There are many different events that track & field athletes can participate in, including running, jumping, throwing, pole vaulting, long jump, triple jump, high jump, shot put, discus, javelin, hammer, and sprints.
Running is the most popular event in track & field. Athletes run distances ranging from 100 meters to 10 kilometers. In order to qualify for a race, athletes have to meet certain standards set by their federation. These standards include age groups, gender, weight categories, and times.
Jumping is another common event in track & field competitions. This includes both horizontal jumps (e.g., long jump) and vertical jumps (e.g. high jump). To qualify for a competition, athletes must first meet the minimum height requirements. Then they must clear a bar at a specific distance. After clearing this bar, they must then jump over a second bar. If they fail to clear either bar, they do not qualify for the competition.
2.Football. Goal-Line Technology (GLT)
- GLT is the technology that allows referees to determine whether or not a ball has crossed the goal line. This is done through the use of sensors placed around the field. When the referee blows his whistle, the sensors send signals to the referee’s booth where he can view them on a monitor. If the ball crosses the goal line, the sensor sends out a signal to the referee’s booth. The referee then makes the call.
- In order to make this technology work, the sensors have to be placed at specific locations around the field. These locations are called GLT zones. There are three types of zones: end zone, midfield zone, and corner zone. Each zone has its own set of sensors.
- GLT was first used in the NFL in 2011. Since then, it has been implemented in other sports leagues including soccer, basketball, hockey, and rugby.
- GLT is currently being tested in the CFL. If successful, it could be implemented in the CFL in 2018.
- GLT is a great example of how technology can help improve the game of football.
- GLT is a good example of how technology can be used to enhance the sport of football.
3.Rugby Data Tracking.
- Rugby is a sport that has been played since 1845. It was originally developed in England and Wales but is now popular worldwide. There are two forms of rugby; union and league. Union is the most common form of the game and is played between teams of 15 players. League is played between 8-a-side teams and is often referred to as ‘rugby sevens’.
- Rugby data tracking is used to record match statistics. These include points scored, tries, goals, lineouts, rucks, mauls, penalties, turnovers, scrums, offloads, tackles, and kicks.
- In order to track these statistics, each team uses a computerized system called a scoreboard. This consists of a large screen where the stats can be displayed. Each player wears a small device attached to his jersey that records the number of times he touches the ball.
- The referee is responsible for ensuring that the rules of the game are followed. He keeps a running tally of the scores throughout the game. The scorekeeper is responsible for recording the scores at half time and full time.
- A try is awarded when a player takes possession of the ball from the opposing team and runs into their own goal line before being tackled. If a player does not touch down in this way, then they have only scored a conversion.
- A penalty kick is given if a player commits a foul against the opposition. They may also be awarded for offences committed by the opposition.
4.Swimming. Virtual Imaging.
The first thing that comes to mind when we think about swimming is water. But what if I told you that you could swim without any water? That’s right, virtual reality! VR technology has been used in many ways over the years, but its latest use is in the world of sports. In fact, some people are saying that this type of training may even replace traditional methods of exercise.
2. Virtual imaging
Virtual imaging is a term used to describe the practice of creating images using computers. These images can then be viewed through various devices, including VR headsets. This allows athletes to train virtually anywhere they want, at any time.
5.Tennis. Hawk-Eye Line-Calling System
- Ltd., a company based in New Zealand. HE.LICS uses two cameras mounted at each end of the tennis court. One camera captures images from above the net and the other from below the net. These images are then processed using computer software that analyzes the images to determine whether the ball has crossed the baseline. If the ball crosses the baseline, the system alerts the umpire via a sound signal. This technology allows the umpires to make instant calls without having to watch video replays.
- In 2012, Hawk-Eye Sports Technology partnered with Tennis Australia to install the first official Hawk-Eye line-calling system at Melbourne Park. Since then, the system has been installed at many major tournaments around the world including Wimbledon, the US Open, the Australian Open, the French Open, the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, and the Hop man Cup.
- Hawk-Eye’s system has been used in over 100 professional matches since its inception. Its accuracy rate is 99%, meaning that only 1 out of every 1000 balls called incorrectly.
- Hawk-Eye‘s system has been used by several top players including Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Roger Federer, and Stan wawr.inka.
- Hawk-Eyes system has been criticized for being too expensive. However, Hawk-Eye claims that the cost of installation and maintenance is offset by the savings in time and money spent on replaying games.
- Hawk-Eyes system has been praised for its ability to reduce the number of controversial decisions. In fact, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) has stated that Hawk-Eye” s system has reduced the number of disputed calls by 50% since its introduction.