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The NFL RFID-tags Its Footballs
- Sep 06, 2016 -

The NFL RFID-tags Its Footballs

The National Football League's Competition Committee is reviewing the results of a pilot that involved embedding ultra-wideband (UWB) RFID tags in its footballs. The goal is to analyze how well the league gained visibility into the pigskins' locations and movements throughout this year's preseason games.

The project is the next step in the NFL's Next Gen Stats initiative, by which the football league aims to use technology to provide more game and player performance information to broadcasters and fans, according to Matt Swensson, the NFL's emerging products and technology VP.


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