Imagine if every player on a soccer team carried a smartphone around with them on the pitch and used it to tell the coach when they were getting tired.
Athletes and coaches are swimming in data these days, and Adidas is adding to the pool as it joins Major League Soccer to make this years all star game against Chelsea the worlds first smart soccer match.
The uniforms send information about a player’s performance which gets analyzed in real time with Adidas’ new miCoach system.
Chelsea meets the all stars again in July in a match that will use data tracking technology to provide real time info on player position and performance.
The technology uses the MiCoach Speed Cell which is about the size of a small poker chip and fits in the bottom of the Adizero F50 soccer shoe.
“finding ways to use these innovations to create more immersive sporting environments and experiences that will revolutionize the way we view sports and engage and excite fans”-AdidasAdidas calls this the “professional soccer team tracking system” and provides data such as player speed, acceleration and GPS location tracking which helps see which players have covered the most distance.
Bobby Boswell, right, of the MLS All Stars pulls back Chelseas Shaun Wright Phillips during the MLS All Star Game in 2006.
English Premier League team Chelsea and will be played in Pennsylvania.
In 2006, Chelsea lost to the MLS Stars by a score of 1 0.source: Wired via SlashGearUnderneath the Adizero F50 soccer shoe is the Adidas miCoach cell (R).
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