This upcoming NFL season, 17 teams in the league will utilize RFID technology in order to give fans more data on player movements.
Quarter-sized RFID sensors from Zebra Technologies will be installed inside shoulder pads in order to track where players are going, how fast, and their acceleration among other things, all in real-time!
The data will then be relayed to places like an app, team websites, or screens in the stadium where fans can continuously check out advanced information and data.
Currently, the technology is accurate up to 6 inches, but it will be even more accurate after next season.
In two years, the sensors will be able to calculate lung capacity, heart rate, and the temperature of players.
Teams using RFID technology this season:
- Green Bay
- New England
- New Orleans
- San Francisco
- St. Louis