Researchers Use GPS Technology to Predict Footballers’ Injuries

Researchers at the University of Birmingham partnered with Southampton Football Club and, using GPS technology, were able to show that footballers (i.e. soccer players)  injuries could be predicted by looking at players’ workloads during training and competition. They discovered that the greatest injury risk was correlated with a significantly high number of short bursts of speed during training over a three-week period. The scientists are the first to look into and actually monitor injury ri...
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Energy Harvesting Soccer Ball

New soccer ball, called the sOccet ball, generates enough energy to light up a home. This invention was developed by four students from Harvard University in partnership with the Laboratory at Harvard Think-Tank; it's a soccer ball which they call the sOccet that generates electricity from normal kicking during game play. The ball has a built-in inductive coil that collects kinetic energy. After about 15 minutes of kicking the ball around it will produce enough electricity to charge LED li...
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