Top great innovations in sports

In this article, we continue to share top the greatest innovations about technology in sports. The truth that technological equipment motivates sport industry to develop strongly and conveniently for both athletes and spectators. Therefore, it is deserved to praise and admire.

Our ranking only reflects a small part among millions of invention from technology. However, the following list plays an important role to create new events as well new records for many kinds of sports.

7/ The Headset in football training

The headset is one of the best technology for football to make the working environment more conveniently. Sometimes coaches will stay in the box to see footballers overall. Then they use the headset to instruct and work with them.

This way is useful and helpful to see total view of games. Then head coach can know clearly that how all positions in pitch are playing or what’s strength and weakness of per footballer. He will guide directly to per player or all team only by a headset. He can talk directly with team.

This advance makes training process to look more professionally and effectively. It looks a higher level in training. However, sometimes footballers are neglected due to crowd noise.

8/ The cyclops and hawkeye tracking in tennis

Both inventions have contributed to change tennis to more professional level when it consults precise calls and aspect of elimination.

The cyclops was invented firstly to build up a system of six infra-red lights. It is only far from the ground within a centimeter. In case the tennis ball is hit inside the court, all the lights outside will be cut off. On contrast, hitting outside means that there is a sound to be released the immediately the play will be stopped. It’s easy to follow.

Taking inspiration from ideal of cyclops, hawkeye will be made up with more cutting-edge technology. There are more multiple cameras to be set up around the court under many angles to lighten up the ball movements correctly. Then the camera has automatically realized 3-D images to give final decisions.

10 great innovations in sports

Sport is an important part in the human life. It boosts and impacts to development of people like changing attitude, thoughts, making more jobs or remarking reputation to the ranking of history. 

To make growth in sports, many people do research and invent technology or equipment to make great innovations. In this article, we share top 10 outstanding innovations in sports. You should follow to discover more process of sports in the human life.

The truth that there are a wide range of sport type being different from nation to another nation. Therefore, we only check list special innovations of popular sports.

5/ The net camera in hockey

This innovation can be not a complex device, but it contributes to change the rule of almost games, especially hockey.

Using a camera set up above the net is to see the process of making score correctly. Through the net camera, referee and his assistants can check again whether it beats clock or not. So, any argument happens, they can re-check to find the correct status. 

6/ Photo finishes in animal races like horse race, dog race

Coming to a great innovation in animal races. It calls as photo finishes when it is applied in track and field so that we can find the winner in case there are two athletes arrive at the same time. Thanks the shooting up to 3000 frames per second, it gives correct results about the first racer correctly.

It is more useful and helpful than using electronic timer because it has 3000 pictures to observe whether which athlete can get the crown. The truth that camera can not reflect perfect result by seconds.

In general, this innovation makes correct and right for winner. Then it also is applied to swimming, running.

10 great innovations in sports

Sport brings a lot of benefits for players, including health and fitness. Therefore the human life are close with sports naturally.

Look back history of sports from the origin until now, we can see clearly changes and innovations. It’s also a good result of growth and advanced technologies which make our lives better and more modern.

In this article, we continue to refer great innovations in sports. Following it to understand more about growth of the human in sports.

3/ Radar gun in baseball

Baseball is one of the most popular sports in the world, update in 2020. It’s well-known wide in India, Iran, The USA, The UK so on.

Because it has a rich history, scientists are interesting in inventing equipment to serve competitions as well training course of athletes. The truth that radar gun is one of the greatest innovations in baseball.

In baseball, to determine winner, they will base on one pitch speed. So, the radar gun has been invented from this demand. Radar gun is extremely sensitive to check the starting pitcher as well speed of bat whether it’s right or not.

Since radar gun was invented, it becomes one of the most impressive things in general sport.

4/ Multi-faced clock in basketball

In basketball, clock is extremely important to follow the time-up correctly. As a traditional way, athlete would see unclearly at the corner of the court or a baseline three-pointer.

Nowadays, multi-faces clocks are great innovations so that players can see total view about time-up only by a glace, you can take action it carefully and effectively.

The fact that this model is lower from 4 or 3.5. It’s new version with three or four sides, so someone are asking special design to make unique brand of TV.

10 great innovations in sports

In the modern live, technology plays an import role to push better and better. All people love technologies in all fields because it brings convenience, benefits and usefulness.

In this article, we share 10 greatest innovations in sports all the time. Among different millions of sport innovations, we collect 10 most outstanding inventions make breakthrough for athletes, referee, coach and even spectators.

Following it to look back history of sport with innovations.

1/ Computerized score in bowling

In the first period without computerized scoring machine, people don’t like bowling because it makes difficulty in keeping ball by manually.

In particular, bowling is really difficult to control and move balls for some infrequent players. So, it becomes strange with many people.

Since computerized scoring machine has been applied in throwing skills, it can reduce pain and pressure in scoring by 100 percent. When ease of pain, you can focus all on the ball and get pins effectively.

2/ Kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) in auto race

KERS was first launched in 2009 for some famous auto racing such as Formula One, NASCAR…then it has been a good option for any team who expects safe and harmony with the environment.

However, any racer focuses good result, they will ignore it because KERS has big weights.

In general, it has two benefits. Firstly, it makes friendly race with the environment which all people tend to grow seriously in the near future. Secondly, it gives a good chance to pace up with other opponents in down the stretch or pull away from the final lap. So, it make more exciting in some finishes lines.

Until now, it is popularly used in almost F1 races. On average, one KERS has 35-kilogram weight. Its main function is to recover the kinetic energy in heating of car.

The difference between treadmill and cycling equipment (Part 1)

Indoor cycling equipment and treadmill are two of the most popular exercise machines, both for home use and in the gym. Both provide effective cardiovascular exercises. Exercises that you get from both indoor cycling equipment and treadmill are extremely beneficial. They can even make you feel better by doing endorphins – hormones that block pain signals and help you feel good.

However, the thought of a crowded gym makes you break out in a cold sweat. Does the home gym sound more reasonable? Join us to find out what the difference between the two types above and what type of product is suitable for home practice!

Definition

In order to make a decision about which device to use, it is essential to understand what the definitions of these two types of products are.

Indoor bike training equipment

Popular indoor cycling equipment like a treadmill and provides a good aerobics exercise. Their popularity has increased over the years with bikes and they’ve become one of the home fitness equipment.

Over the years, their design and technology aspects have improved, as well as programs that simulate outdoor cycling in comfort at home or at the gym. These are less expensive than treadmills. They are reasonably priced, so you don’t need to save huge amounts to lose weight and get in shape. Indoor cycling equipment is no different from outdoor bicycles and most people feel comfortable using them. Because most people have cycled.

This type of machine provides low-level exercises for beginners to high levels for professional athletes, without putting too much strain on the spine. Indoor cycling equipment is the ideal exercise machine for people who have back problems. Physical therapists have been incorporating indoor cycling equipment into their practice for years, to help recover athletes’ knee injuries, while still maintaining cardiovascular endurance.

Unlike a treadmill, primarily for running and walking, indoor cycling equipment gives users the opportunity to increase their heart rate, without significant stress on the knees, ankles, feet or hips. Although there are many fitness equipment available for home gyms, indoor cycling equipment is still the choice in most modern families today. Undeniably, they are an excellent form of “cardio” training that is even easier to do indoors.

The dark side of the technology 4.0 revolution in football (Part 2)

In addition to the coaches who control the team like playing games, the 4.0 revolution in football also creates a whole new career: Data analysis experts. People who hold this position in the clubs receive extremely high salaries despite working almost no experience.

Their origins before they came to football are also in the sky including freshmen, editors, reporters, managers of a group of young football lovers online, even the unemployed .

Unpredictable consequences

Billy Beane, a pioneer in applying data analysis to baseball, and later football, acknowledged that his success came from an unspeakable moment. The winner of Athletics’ record of 20 consecutive wins at MLB (American professional baseball) is Scott Hatteberg, a professional who dropped the ball but he hit the ball directly on that day! The thing is, Beane’s share is not ignored by the football management.

Clubs continue to apply rigid and mechanistic data analysis to sports, with young professionals who are ignorant of football. From data analysis, a few of them gradually assumed the task of recruitment and human resource management. The consequences start from there.

“The coaches born in the era of data revolution have one thing in common: They are afraid of losing. So, instead of trying to win to enjoy glory, they just try hard to prevent losses. failure happens, ”Juan Mata once said

Villas-Boas’s two-stone interception style is the typical product of such a feared loser. At any club, he lost very little, but in return, drew a lot. Therefore Villas-Boas can only succeed in Porto and Zenit, the clubs have much stronger financial potential than the rest in the domestic league. When moving to Chelsea and Tottenham, similar successes never came.

Another corollary of the deference of figures in football coaching is the extinction of the classic 10 numbers. There are no more people like Riquelme, instead a versatile Eriksen-style midfielder, a player who can play anywhere.

VAR technology caused a lot of controversy with fans (Part 1)

The famous long-time referee Cüneyt Çakır created a lot of controversy with a penalty rejected after watching VAR’s touch-screen ball by Marco Rojo. Taking advantage of the rush, many “young knowledge” on this opportunity took advantage of criticizing the VAR system and said that it was … “unfair”.

I don’t know where their thoughts originate from, maybe they think it’s unfair, or simply VAR is the reason why their favorite team or player loses or comedy. funnier than they lost because of VAR, so they hated it  feeling it hated it, it was wrong.

Actually, VAR is Video Assistant Referee, which is a system of arbitration assistance, it only helps and not decides to replace the referee  need to make this clear.

And with the referee still making the decision then if the decision is wrong (such as the case of Marco Rojo) then the “unfair” that you are criticizing as usual it must target the referee What is the reason to blame VAR?

It is like your home security camera can record a thief scene but the police cannot catch the thief from that document  then you think that security camera “does not guarantee security”, “does not catch. thief ” god! The security camera only helps but it does not catch the thief itself, the thief is a police job like the final decision is the referee’s job.

VAR is different from hawk eye, hawk eye can decide the result by itself, but VAR is not.

VAR is just a tool to make football matches more fair, and whether football is really fair or not, it still depends on the system’s users, or the way we use it. that system. Although it is not 100% fair but it is clear that VAR is a great step to improve the football environment a lot more than before, this is a good thing for football, can not be used to think.

If the VAR system is widely introduced into the football competitions after this World Cup, it is likely that the meta of football will change completely like the new offside rule has ever done.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How did VAR work at the 2018 World Cup? (Part 2)

Sign 2: In some situations, the referee will draw a rectangle into the space, referring to the TV screen to request information from VAR. After receiving the information, the referee draws another rectangle to continue the match.

Signs 3: most noticeable but also annoying to the audience. Referees will go to the screen located behind the pitch to watch videos, discuss with video assistants.

The referee watches the video back at the screen after the pitch

Later The decision is made, and there is still a rectangle drawn for the game to continue. This is how referee Cunha decided to give France the last penalty.

Why is VAR so controversial?

It takes a long time for VAR to be applied. Most of this stems from technological fears that could lose the natural emotions that football brings.

Opponents say VAR will cause referees to stop the match continuously to watch the video. In addition, when all “injustice” is lost, football will no longer be controversial after that, which is one of the things that make the sport attractive to the king.

But supporters also have their reasons. According to the Chief Executive of the British Professional Arbitration Association (PGMOL), Mike Riley, VAR will only be used when a turning point of the match occurs, without the referee having a favorable view. .

VAR technology is controversial at the 2018 World Cup

When FIFA officially “approved” for VAR “to attend” this year’s World Cup, fans hope this technology will help the referee make the fairest decision to find the team that deserves to win.

Up to now, the 2018 World Cup group stage is about to end and there have been many situations where VAR has directly intervened and caused controversy.

The Swiss goal was controversial because the referee did not rely on VAR support.

Australian coach Bert van Marwijk expressed his dissatisfaction when referee Andres Cunha gave France a penalty after reviewing VAR technology.

The ball was controversial when Harry Kane was “dumped” by the Tunisian player

VAR has had a great impact on many matches and stirred up a series of debates even though it was only the first time it was applied in a world football.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How did VAR work at the 2018 World Cup? (Part 1)

Despite the outstanding advantages, but not everyone supports VAR. A group of people who regularly come to the field said they were unsure when a decision to use VAR was reviewed. Meanwhile, other groups think that despite the intervention of machines, controversial situations are always a part of football.

One of the biggest differences of the 2018 football festival in Russia compared to previous World Cups, is the introduction of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology – the video technology that supports arbitration.

There are 13 video assistants, or extra referees, who sit in a special center in Moscow (regardless of where the match takes place) to watch the match through the screen. Among them is an assistant selected for each match, who will work with a team of three other assistants on duty on the field.

The assistant referee sits in a special center in Moscow

Here, the signals are streamed directly from the stadium, including the full view of the game going on as well as slow motion footage. These video assistants will notify the umpire whenever a fault is found, or the umpire will seek their input whenever necessary. However, the final decision still rests with the referee.

What can viewers see?

Audience present at the stadium: They will not be able to see the influence of VAR most of the time, apart from the rectangles drawn by the referee.

TV Audience: They watch the slow motion, the image is similar to what the referee sees.

How to identify a decision is influenced by VAR?

The entire VAR technology is focused on building around the referee, otherwise the eye will sometimes be inaudible to the audience when VAR is being used. However, there are still 3 signs to know the referees are consulting information from VAR.

Sign 1: In some cases, the referee simply receives a notification via headset from the VAR arbitration assistant. If observant, the audience can know this when the referee touches the headset.

Referees receive notifications via headphones from the VAR arbitration assistant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is var? Learn about VAR Technology in football (Part 3)

VAR is most used in the area of ​​the penalty area. The decision to blow a penalty may be maintained or canceled by the referee after reviewing the video of the situation provided by VAR.

Using Var in direct red card situation

Violent acts will be prevented by VAR. However, VAR is only applied for direct red card situations, not the second yellow card.

Using Var to identify mistakes

In fact, there are many situations on the field that the referee also makes mistakes. Specifically, in the match between Arsenal and Chelsea in 2014. Oxlade Chamberlain of Arsenal was the one who made the mistake but the referee suddenly chased Kieran Gibs, another player who also owns the same head as Chamberlain. Using VAR technology, the mistakes of the referees can be corrected. However, VAR also has certain restrictions to ensure not to interrupt the game.

Application of Var technology in situations: 11m free kick, identify errors, goals and red cards directly.

Is VAR restricted to use?

Not at all, but VAR will not be used in case the game has been continued. If VAR does not detect errors, a free kick, a throw-in is automatically continued.

Goals are not determined by the VAR in the event the offensive team commits a foul in the situation leading to the goal. In general, using VAR, the referee can cool the player even though the foul situation has happened before.

Why is FIFA using VAR at Worldcup 2018?

The world’s most powerful football authority wants to improve the accuracy of decisions on the field. “I will tell football fans that this technology has a positive impact,” FIFA Infantino President said. According to the head of FIFA, VAR has been used in about 1,000 matches with an accuracy of 93-99%.

FIFA scrutinizes all the potential that this technology can bring. Infantino also said that VAR needs to improve the pace of the game analysis and communicate to the referees.