ICT in Sport: The all seeing eyes

In the first of Connected's two-part look at how technology is changing sport, Emmet Ryan speaks to the people behind the IT that is making athletes better.

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
8th June, 2014
When you get to the predictive element, the nice thing about what we're doing is that we see definite coaching aspects, things that you can use game to game for game strategy but more importantly the front office, personnel, what kind of players should I go acquire, how should I value these players?

Statistics and performance analysis are nothing new to team sports. The long-standing problem for analysts has been breaking down individual performances with relatively limited data sets. To paraphrase Jeff Bridges in Tron Legacy, analysts try to picture clusters of information as they move through the computer. What do they look like? Shots? Tackles? The performance analyst community kept dreaming of a world they thought they'd never see. And then, one day, SportVU arrived.

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