Where Did The Ball Go? GPS Tracking in Sport

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Sat May 1st 3:00pm-4:00pm 1 Days
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Tue May 18th 5:00pm-6:00pm 1 Days
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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.

Ages:

9-12

Equipment:

Laptop, required

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Pricing details
Price:  

£10

This course is delivered online and therefore requires you to have a capable computer to work on and a broadband internet connection. Most PC/Mac computers from the last 5 years will be fine but you can view our recommended detailed system requirements here.

Where Did The Ball Go? GPS Tracking in Sport

This course is delivered online and therefore requires you to have a capable computer to work on and a broadband internet connection. Most PC/Mac computers from the last 5 years will be fine but you can view our recommended detailed system requirements here.

from £10

Course highlights

How GPS works

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

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

Future applications for GPS

With increased miniaturisation and improved accuracy, the opportunities for GPS to become a part of more sports is endless

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Course Overview

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 a new series of short, high interest, fun and engaging tech demonstrations and talks. These are delivered in webinar style, using Zoom, with the main expert tutor showcasing a new interesting aspect of technology and learning. Apart from Zoom, no other downloads are required.

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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Meet Will

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.

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