Technology, which is now part of our everyday life, continues to evolve and have an impact on sports in a significant way. Players, teams, betting, and sports medicine now heavily rely on technology and machine learning to perform optimally. A couple of years ago, we could only tell how good players or teams were. Today, we can use scientific methods to measure a player’s skill.
Skill Assessment and Evaluation Using Scientific Technology
Jeff Alger was the first to notice that there wasn’t any way in which science was used to develop the skills of a player. The Microsoft senior manager was at the time coaching soccer teams at the state-level. Bothered by the lack of scientific measurement to gauge a player’s performance level, he left his job and years later, started a company that uses technology to evaluate player capacity.
Jeff’s company is among the few that are using technology to change sports and enhance progressive data collection. Some systems, such as ISOTechne, can assess and appraise the skill set of a player. Such systems can follow a ball and track how every player interacts with it. Think about how a basketball handles its connection with the basketball hoop, or how a soccer player interacts with the ball on the pitch.
However, skill assessment isn’t the only way such technology is used. In soccer, for example, coaches are using this technology to put a value on their players. An excellent example of this is when clubs buy and sell players. Coaches can use gadgets and technology to find the fundamental needs of their teams and make a selection of players that can fill the void based on the findings of the technology.
It is interesting to note that some of these systems can accurately foresee and also detect injuries that players have. A warehouse in Silicon Valley, run by Dr Phil Wagner, founder of Sparta Science, is chock full of technology that can assess the physical condition of a player.
Machine learning is not limited to sports, either. The betting industry is taking advantage of the predictive nature of this technology. With the data they collect, they can effectively track and evaluate hockey, soccer, lacrosse, and football teams. With this kind of data, companies can reach deeper and seek answers they never thought they’d get.
Bookmakers in the United States buy data from Sportlogiq that helps them to set odds. The future of success in sports lies in technology and relevant data.
The Sports Technology Report and Its’ Findings of the Sports Market
Market Study Report, LLC, has added a research report named ‘Sports Technology Report. This report provides an accurate evaluation of recent trends in the sports market. This is a concise report that contains a thoroughly researched assessment of the sports industry.
The Sports Technology Report explains how the sports technology market currently appears and future trends that will affect it.
Some critical markers that are contained in the research study include:
- How far sports technology has gone geographically.
- Detailed reports of revenue and production market share of every geographical area
- Growth rate projections for each area
- Key players making up the competitive picture for the industry
According to the report, the leading players making up the industry include companies such as IBM, Ericsson, Cisco, Fujitsu, and SAP. The report also split up the industry market by the products, applications, and regions.
Here are some of the aims of the Sports Technology Report:
- To evaluate worldwide sports technology growth, future projections, and market players.
- To show the development of sports technology in regions such as Europe, China, Japan, and Northern America.
- To find out and evaluate pans of key players concerning their development and growth strategies.
The years considered for this study include the following:
- 2020-2026: Forecast year
- 2020: Estimated year
- 2015-2019: History Year
- 2019: Base Year.
The report has gone ahead to show the different players’ portfolio and an overview of their growth strategies.