Futuristic Ball-Tracking Sensor Technology Kicks Off in Front of the World
Sports technology history is taking place as fútbol and soccer fans worldwide are riveted to their screens watching the 2022 World Cup. For the first time, innovative sensors in the soccer balls used for every game provide referees, broadcasters, analysts, and fans with real-time ball performance data.
Even though it isn’t Monnit Sensor technology, we’re excited about what these soccer ball sensors do to advance the Internet of Things (IoT) faster into the future. As we work globally to connect organizations in every industry to the IoT, it’s compelling to see sensors at the center of the sports we love to watch and play.
In the middle of the World Cup soccer balls is a tiny device with two sensors. The ultra-wideband (UWB) sensor delivers highly precise positional data, and the inertial measurement unit (IMU) sensor detects subtle movements of the ball. How cool is that?
This is the kind of ingenuity that inspires our Monnit Engineers to create our amazing 80+ sensors like the ALTA Advanced Vibration Meter, Water Detection Puck Sensor, Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) Light Meter, Motion+ Sensor, or the Soil Moisture Sensor.
Check out the beginning of Ben Dowsett’s in-depth article below about the in-ball and on-field technology used at the World Cup.