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Questions tagged [technology]

Questions about the application of technology in sports.

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How is 'distance covered' tracked in football (soccer) at the World Cup and during other official competitions?

In most football leagues, and now the World Cup, distance covered is now a commonly-shared statistic. Are there trackers in the boots? Do the players have chips implanted in their brains? How is '...
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Technology behind the 'rev counter' for spin bowlers?

Watching the 2013 Australia Vs England Test series ("The Ashes"), I have seen for the first time an interesting piece of technology which shows the rotation speed of the ball. This is used when ...
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What is the simplest way to transfer data between online running logs? [closed]

I'm disillusioned with Nike+, where I've been logging runs for over a year, and ready to try something new (in this case, Strava). How can I export my data from Nike+ so I'm not losing it all?
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Why is Hawk-Eye not used on clay courts

I have never seen Hawk-Eye technology to be used on clay tournaments. French Open is running at the moment and it is not being used there. What are the reasons for not using this technology on ...
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How is the length of the six measured instantly?

How is the length of the six measured instantly in cricket? What technology do they use?
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Benefits of compression apparel

Compression apparel seems to be very popular with athletes. Brands like Under Armour and Nike show athletes in different sports wearing their apparel. Personally, I wear compression apparel when I'm ...
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In the Benfica vs Man Utd match, why did the referee point to his watch after the goal?

In the Champions League match between Benfica and Manchester United that happened on Oct 18, 2017, Rashford took a freekick, the Benfica goalkeeper misjudged the angle and trajectory of the freekick ...
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Formula 1: KERS and DRS

Over the past couple of seasons, overtaking in Formula 1 has moved from sheer car power and driver skill to also include technology like KERS and DRS. What exactly are these KERS and DRS? How does it ...
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Speed of a tennis ball to tennis serving training feedback videos?

My friend suggest me non-interlacing progressive mode to my Sony Nex-3N with low shutter speed and a lot of light and one camera photographing the player and one camera photographing the ball. Is ...
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Timekeeping before modern technology

During the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, Michael Phelps won his 7th gold medal of that Olympics by defeating Milorad Čavić by 0.01 seconds. However, there was controversy that Čavić finished ...
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Goal Line Technology in football

Why isn't Goal Line Technology implemented? Are there any reasons why this technology is not being used in football? Rugby has had a system to make the game fair for ages, but football hasn't yet ...
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How does golf technology compensate for the “groove rule” for golf clubs?

Question Can V-grooves replicate the performance of U-grooves via golf technology? In other words: How does golf technology compensate for the "groove rule" for golf clubs? Information The United ...
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How do fabrics, impermeability, buoyancy, and swimwear length enhance a swimmer's performance?

In 2008, Speedo launched the LZR Racer, a high-tech swimwear. Since high-tech swimwear were launched, over 130 world records have been broken. As a result, FINA, the International Swimming ...
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Why doesn't every match always use Hawk-Eye technology in tennis tournaments?

What is the point of having a lot of line judges, since everything can be done automatically by Hawk-Eye? I mean the microphone, that listens the ball touching the net, and Hawk-Eye, which knows ...
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Are hockey players faster today than 30 to 50 years ago?

Looking at old films of the hockey greats like the great Gordie Howe or the strong and slick-skating Jean Beliveau, of blessed memory, I swear that these players don't seem as fast as today's ...
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What is the actual science behind the new-gen technologies namely Snicko & Hotspot?

Well, just like any other Indian, I also happen to be a big cricket fan! Getting straight to the point here, I just want to know something in detail about the technologies namely the 'Snicko and '...
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Independent training management with feedback to improve tennis shots?

It would be very useful after training tennis shots to immediately see the results. Also I would like to see how my shots are developing over time. Helper questions What kind of services are ...
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How does the DRS work for LBW when a spinner's ball hits the batsman full on the pads?

In cricket, if a spinner bowls a full toss that hits the batsman on the pads without pitching on the ground & in this case a DRS (Decision Review System) is requested by either party, how does the ...
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Order of using technologies during Cricket's review

In cricket, during wicket review by third-umpire in Ashes 2013, the following technologies are used: 1.Hot Spot 2.Hawk eye prediction 3.Snicko Meter Is there any order in using these systems. I mean,...
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Benefits of rangefinders in golf

While I'm on the course, if I'm not on the tee or close to the green, I seek yard markers or stakes and estimate (by roughly stepping off or eyeing-out) how many yards I have for a given shot. For ...
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Bad light issue in ODI Cricket

We know that the bad-light issue in cricket is always happening in test matches to finish that day's game. Since, the traditional cherry or the red leather ball is harder to pick under lights. But, ...
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How to check if the bowler is throwing instead of bowling in cricket?

How to check if the bowler is throwing instead of bowling in cricket? Is there any technology for checking throw bowling in cricket?
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Device to analyse serving with topspin in tennis from the side?

My friend Timo mentioned that GoPro Hero 3 can connect to your phone with some lag. This opens me an opportunity to get immediate feedback about my tennis serving with topspin. I want to train serving ...
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Technology in Baseball

Since the early 2000's digital cameras have been installed by MLB in stadiums to enhance broadcasting/media as well as to review the performance of home plate umpires during baseball games. According ...
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What is the most popular running (and fitness) application for mobile devices? [closed]

I have used runtastic and Daily Mile and of course there is Garmin, but what mobile applications besides these are most popular for running and/or fitness and why? I'm looking to see what other ...
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What technology is used to measure the speed of ball delivered?

In cricket What technology is used to measure the speed of a the ball delivered by bowler? What parameter used to measure this speed?
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What is the record for greatest number of athletes with the same finish time in one event?

On Sunday 10 July 2016 at the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam, three athletes in the men's 5000m final finished with exactly the same time of 13:40:85 (a fourth arrived only a hundredth ...
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When was the middle stump camera invented in cricket?

When was the middle stump camera invented in cricket?
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How the cricket ball's swing measured instantly?

In the recent test series between India and England, Star Sports, which is the official broadcaster in the Indian sub-continent, showed a new graphics after each ball is bowled. It was the amount of ...
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Send MapMyRun data to Runkeeper [closed]

I've been using MapMyRun for a few years now, generally it's ok stats wise but is pretty horrible to use. So looking to move all my data from it to Runkeeper, is there a way this can be done? Ideally ...
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How changing tennis balls influence players using serve and volley?

I have heard on several occasions from TV commentators that the tennis balls are now faster, which means that serve and volley, once typical for grass court, is much less common nowadays. I have also ...
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Electronic Assistance in baseball

Though I'm curious about this in all sports, I'll limit my question to the scope of MLB for the moment. My question is what (if any) are the rules regarding electronic assistance in baseball games? ...
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Is there any industry using NRTK technology for measuring distance to the hole?

We're investigating a new idea: 'Distance measuring instrument for golf using network real-time kinematic (NRTK) for high-accuracy'. Does anyone knows if there is any industry using this technology ...
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Any iPhone service to find training partners? [closed]

Services such as Tinder and Hot or Not can be used to find social partners but I would like to find a service by which you can find training partners such as other tennis players, CFT people and ...
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FIFA approved sensors for Soccer

There are many dedicated sensors available for soccer games and major clubs have stated to use them. Are all these sensors (as listed in the link) approved by FIFA? I know that FIFA has approved Goal ...