Monday, March 22, 2010

The Drought Is Over

The blog is back, baby.  So check this out- the futbol of the future:

The CTRUS.  It has no air, rather an inner elastic structure and an elastomer skin that perfectly simulates a real ball.  But more importantly, it will avoid many referee mistakes.

Here's how- electronic components in its nucleus which communicate wirelessly with control stations at the stadium:
- inner light, color changes at critical game situations (goal, offside and out of bounds).
- recording of kick force and travel speed.
- location of the ball relative to the court (interactive detection system via GPS / RFID).
- P.O.V. camera footage (software stabilized image).

 ...Pretty sweet but it still won't solve this problem:


[Link: Gizmodo]

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