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Where Did The Ball Go? GPS Tracking in Sportreset
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Where Did The Ball Go? GPS Tracking in Sport
This eye-opening Experience looks at amazing new applications for the Global Positioning System (GPS) in sports. We’ll check out GPS applications in football, rugby, hockey, fishing, cycling, golf and more, with lots of opportunity for interactivity and questioning.
How GPS works
A brief introduction to how GPS was invented and how we use it everyday so we never get lost
GPS in Sports
Players wearing GPS chips in their shoes and clothing enable awesome things to happen. Coaches can see who's performing at their best, and TV channels can create virtual simulations of all the action, instantly
Future applications for GPS
With increased miniaturisation and improved accuracy, the opportunities for GPS to become a part of more sports is endless
What is a Fire Tech Experience?
Fire Tech Experiences are regular, super short, high-interest sessions about the very latest developments in technology on topics you will love. Designed and led by inspiring, enthusiastic experts, …
Fire Tech Experiences are regular, super short, high-interest sessions about the very latest developments in technology on topics you will love. Designed and led by inspiring, enthusiastic experts, Fire Tech Experiences introduce you to new worlds and ideas from the comfort of home.
This eye-opening Experience looks at some of the amazing new applications for the Global Positioning System (GPS) in sports and imagines where trends are headed in the future. We’ll begin with the fundamentals of GPS to understand why it was created and how it works.
In fact, the system was created by the United States Department of Defense, and in 1983 President Ronald Reagan made an order to allow anyone to use the system. Most generous!
With modern advances in Sports Technology, GPS can be applied to detect player fatigue in matches, to identify periods of intense play, different activity roles by position, competition level, and distances covered by players.
More recent developments have integrated GPS data with the physical capacity or fitness test score of athletes, game-specific tasks, or tactical or strategic information. This can be achieved by participants wearing a small device sewn into a vest under their playing jerseys which collects information about heart rate and position on the field.
We’ll look at a wide range of sports and consider GPS applications present and future in football, rugby, hockey, fishing, cycling, golf and more, with lots of opportunity for interactivity and questioning. This is a great Experience session for sports-and-tech-loving young people who are curious about the future of this fascinating field.
FireTech Experiences are an ongoing series of short, high interest, fun and engaging tech demonstrations and talks. These are delivered in webinar style, with the main presenter showcasing a new interesting aspect of technology and learning, who can take questions from attendees and respond. Links to any useful resources will be provided at the end.
What your child will learn
- Origins of GPS, how satellite networks pass signals which enable us to identify locations
- Applications for GPS in Sports, what works and what doesn't
- Data science principles - if we collect data about a player, how can we use it?
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Will studied at the Royal Academy of Music and is one of Fire Tech most long-standing digital music tutors. He's a drummer, composer, and loves teaching young people how to combine technology with music to build sounds, songs, compositions and much more.View Creative Courses >>