In football, for performance and training analysis, the player's position on the pitch or the number of passes/shots can only be automated and georeferenced by expensive image-based technology. Since these systems are associated with enormous costs and a special infrastructure, such football analyses can only be carried out by professional teams. However, there is a great need for inexpensive and easy-to-use smart sports gadgets for amateur teams or hobby athletes that can be used to analyze their own performance.
The goal of the project SMASH is to develop a GNSS-supported smart shin guard, which can be used with GNSS and IMU sensors for a football specific performance analysis. The project is to be prototypically developed into an applicable system in order to be able to test the effects of data generation, data transmission, data analysis, data application in training and game operation.
In this project a robust positioning solution will be developed with the help of Multi-GNSS (GPS and Galileo) and Multi-Receivers (pairwise application of shin guards). With the help of a mobile analysis application, the collected data can be evaluated according to sports scientific aspects and statistically recorded.
This project is funded by the Austrian Promotion Agency (FFG) within the programme line "ASAP".