Personal quantification seems to be the next target of professional football: at least it is what it claims to be. FIFA scandals have put aside all the attempts to improve the future of the sport with technology for the time being. It wants to propose a universal standard for solutions to enumerate the performances of the players on the fields.
FIFA and the International Football Association Board (IFAB) –the ultimate Head to manage the rules of game, have already scheduled a meeting where they want to decide which technology to use within the field of wearable of players that may be the ultimate solution to the current needs of football. Because football is a sport which in many may way provides interesting additional information on each team, their history and, of course, about the performance (gross) of each player of each team.
A wearable to rule all the players
The idea is that all professional football teams use the same wearable device for monitoring and measuring these data to improve their physical preparation in training and, presumably, their strategies for the game. The world has already seen how wearable have conquered the field of sport, and indeed there are numerous alternatives available in the market where users certainly have to choose from.
The implications could go further, of course: these devices may be active during games and would serve to verify that data and analyze why some teams win and others not, but it will also help doctors and medical bodies to detect equipment that might expose the players to possible risks.
For FIFA, one of the priorities is that- these devices should have “preventive medical benefits but not endanger the athletes.” Today some teams use these systems on their computers, but each team does it independently. Because it is something that FIFA wants to try to manage in a unified way in future.