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After cricket, cutting-edge tech set to transform football and chess too

A startup in Bengaluru has developed a sensor that helps batsmen and coaches gain insights on bat speed, impact speed, bat-lift angle, and bat path, with an option to replay the action in 360 degrees

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The official match ball at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar in November will contain a sensor, data from which will allow a precise detection of the kick point

Sourabh Lele
Soccer games are known not just for exciting goals and passes by players; they are also notorious for the brawls that fans get into when they disagree with a referee’s decision. This could change with November’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar, which will for the first time see sensors and cameras help make critical decisions in matches.  

Al Rihla, the official match ball for the event, will have an inertial measurement unit (IMU) sensor placed inside it, which will play a vital role in detecting tight offside incidents. The sensor, positioned at the centre of the ball, will send ball

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First Published: Sep 18 2022 | 6:46 PM IST

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