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Player Tracker - a tool to analyze sport players using RFID

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4 Author(s)
Foina, A.G. ; Barcelona Supercomput. Center & Artificial, Spanish Nat. Res. Council (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain ; Badia, R.M. ; El-Deeb, A. ; Ramirez-Fernandez, F.J.

A work in progress of a tool designed to help sports coaches to analyze their players using an RFID technology connected to a 3-layer software is described in this paper. A few ranging techniques available in conventional RFID systems were studied to best fit this application scenario. Together with the RFID equipments, there is a 3-layer system managing all the data. The software bottom layer is responsible for the low-level communication between the software and the hardware. The middle layer is the system engine where all the calculation is performed. Finally, the top layer is the software part responsible for showing reports and the player analyzed. The system has 2 tracking modes, one for 2D player location in the field, and a 3D mode to capture players' movement in small area sports. It has 2 report modes also, one for real-time report displaying each player's actual location in the field; and the other to present reports with statistics of the player such as distance covered, a heat map of the field showing where the player is at a time interval and number of sprints.

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Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops (PERCOM Workshops), 2010 8th IEEE International Conference on

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March 29 2010-April 2 2010