Football Tracking in Doha
Analyzing position and velocity of players and the ball in sports.
A research project with Abatec Electronic AG will advance the development of the Local Position Measurement system (LPM), used for determining the position and velocity of players and the ball in sports. This system has now been purchased by Aspire Academy in Katar, a relatively young organization that is striving to become a leading academy worldwide for promotion of young athletes by 2020.
At the end of April Dr. Thomas Hoch presented the first of four ball tracking systems to representatives in Katar. “Here we are confronted with extreme differences in temperature and brightness that make for particularly difficult conditions. It was not easy to find the optimal parameters for the ball-tracking system.” Now with the perfectly tuned system, Aspire Academy can train its athletes at the highest level.
Motion analysis for persons and objects
The LPM system uses multiple cameras to record a scene from different perspectives to enable 3D reconstruction. The camera images are synchronized with precision and evaluated via a sophisticated software system. The derived position data are combined to motion patterns. There are many diverse and challenging application domains because this transcends mere position detection to involve identification and evaluation of motion patterns.
In real time the system must handle huge quantities of data and variable outdoor conditions.
Software Competence Center Hagenberg contributes its expertise in the fields
- object recognition and monitoring via video-based tracking methods
- analysis of motion patterns via machine learning methods