By Varun Rao
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5 cool cutting-edge technologies being used in the FIFA World Cup 2022
The official match ball, called Al Rihla and made by Adidas, has a Suspension System in the center of the ball with a 500Hz inertial measurement unit (IMU) motion sensor inside. The sensor will report precise location data on the ball 500 times per second, according to the company, helping referees make more precise calls.
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#1
Connected Ball Technology
Officials are minimizing controversies by using video assistant referees (VARs) who sit in the VAR room and use algorithms and data points to help on-field referees make accurate calls.
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#2
Video Assistant Referees (VAR)
The new technology uses 12 dedicated tracking cameras mounted underneath the roof of the stadium to track the ball and up to 29 data points of each individual player, 50 times per second, calculating their exact position on the pitch. The 29 collected data points include all limbs and extremities that are relevant for making offside calls.
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#3
Semi-Automated Offside Tech
By combining the limb- and ball-tracking data and applying artificial intelligence, the new technology provides an automated offside alert to the video match officials inside the video operation room whenever the ball is received by an attacker who was in an offside position at the moment the ball was played by a team-mate.
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#3
Semi-Automated Offside Tech
Officials are relying on an advanced cooling system. According to FIFA, it is designed by a Qatari professor, Saud Abdulaziz Abdul Ghani, Air is drawn into pipes and vents in the stadium, cooled, filtered and pushed out again. It will create a cool bubble inside the stadium, where sensors will help regulate temperatures, game officials told news outlets.
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#4
Advanced Stadium Cooling Tech
The stadiums in Qatar rely on more than 15,000 cameras to track people’s movements throughout the games, and even deploy facial recognition tech. The command-and-control team, will be able to forecast crowd patterns using algorithms that rely on several data points, including ticket sales, and places where people enter.
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#5
Cameras and Algorithms
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