Bioengineers improve upon football mouthguard that senses head impacts
(Phys.org) —A device developed by Stanford bioengineers could one day provide real-time measurements of the head impacts sustained by football players. The research could also help characterize the forces ...
Crossing the goal line: New tech tracks football in 3-D space
Referees may soon have a new way of determining whether a football team has scored a touchdown or gotten a first down. Researchers from North Carolina State University and Carnegie Mellon University, in collaboration ...
How will the 2014 World Cup ball swerve?
There are now only a few months to go until the biggest sporting event of 2014 – the FIFA World Cup in Brazil – and questions are being asked. Will the stadiums be ready? Are the airports ready for the crowds? ...
Researchers develop prototype football kicking simulator
In football, kicking is a fundamental and vital part of the game. The few points a kicker scores can make a critical difference in the outcome of a game. To help improve a football kicker's performance, University ...
US universities make big bets on startups
Just before graduating from the University of Michigan, Calvin Schemanski began his start-up.
Researchers say Twitter analysis can help gamblers beat the spread on NFL games
Analyses of Twitter feeds have been used to track flu epidemics, predict stock market changes and do political polling, but now that the National Football League season is underway, the natural question is: Can Twitter help ...
Kickstarter project launches for SOCCKET—soccer ball that generates electricity
Hawk-Eye firm hopes for 'phantom goal'
Hawk-Eye chiefs are hoping for a Frank Lampard-like "ghost goal" at the Club World Cup, its managing director said Saturday, as the goal-line technology prepares to make its competitive debut.
Fully automated football analysis (w/ Video)
(Phys.org)—Using entirely new electronic solutions, soccer (also known as football in many European countries) coaches can provide their players with video analysis as early as half-time or immediately following a match.
Lefties have element of surprise in sports arena: study
Growing up as the odd one out may be what gives left-handed people an advantage in the sports arena, where they have the element of surprise, said a study published Wednesday.
Review: Super Bowl online decent, won't replace TV
(AP) -- The television set won't be the only place to watch video of the New York Giants and the New England Patriots this Sunday. For the first time, U.S. football fans will be able to watch the Super Bowl ...
US closes 150 websites in counterfeit crackdown
US authorities said Monday they have shut down 150 websites offering counterfeit goods like sports jerseys and luxury handbags in an operation tied to the pre-Christmas shopping surge.
People as 'sensors': Twitter messages reveal NFL's big plays and fans'
Using millions of Twitter subscribers as living "sensors," engineers from Rice University and Motorola Mobility have found a way to monitor fans' levels of excitement and to keep track of the action in National Football League ...
Football analysis leads to advance in artificial intelligence
Computer scientists in the field of artificial intelligence have made an important advance that blends computer vision, machine learning and automated planning, and created a new system that may improve everything ...