Playermaker, a performance-tracking tech company, has been endorsed by the International Football Association Board (IFAB) and was awarded its Electronic Performance and Tracking Systems (EPTS) FIFA Quality Programme certification, according to The Athletic.
WEARABLE LOWER LIMB TRACKING SYSTEM
Its Lower Limb Tracking System is an AI strap created by Playermaker to monitor physical and technical performance data that include the ball’s time on the ball, its balance and technicality, speed of kick as well as distance, speed as well as acceleration and change in direction. This technology was first developed in the year of 2019.
By putting the tracker in the foot of the soccer player, it’s opened an abundance of information into the performance of athletes and medical fields that focus mainly on the lower legs. This unique position provides a deeper and precise analysis of the most important information details.
At present, FIFA licensed upper-body tracking devices for instance, GPS trackers.
Wearable Tracking Systems have been evaluated by FIFA for a long time to ensure it’s secure and doesn’t cause danger for players. In 2023, wearable devices for lower limbs are also likely to be approved as part of the FIFA Quality Programme for EPTS.
Playermaker has agreements with more than 200 academies and clubs which include Manchester City, Benfica, LA Galaxy and Norwich City that make use of its technology to offer the analysis of performance.
As we enter this new age of football technology there are endless possibilities and football is never the same.
Do you have a view about the lower leg tracking system? Do you think that this technology is going to be used by athletes in the in the near future?