A real-time tracking system for football match and training analysis
In this paper a radio-based, real-time tracking system and its application in sports is presented. The system is capable of tracking simultaneously a large number of high dynamic objects in a pre-defined area of interest like a sports stadium. Position and sensor data are captured with high precision and at a high level of detail. Moreover, the position data is automatically analyzed and interpreted from a sports science point of view and presented in a graphical user interface to players, teams and coaches. As an example, a standardized performance test for footballers of the German football association DFB is implemented and presented here. Thus, many disciplines from radio frequency and communication technologies, media engineering, sports medicine and sports science as well as valuable input from sports professionals contributed to this research work. The paper summarizes the manifold results of the research work performed all along the closed processing chain from data capturing, analyzing, condensation and interpretation to its presentation in a 3-D graphical user interface.