Technology meets the football…at last

The video speaks for itself – this ball could change the game of football and usher in an era of transparency…and statistical overload.

The obvious features are the ability for the ball to highlight when it’s crossed a line for a goal, corner, or throw in. Perhaps even more interesting is the stats that could be generated from this thing – we’d get very accurate details of time in play, speed of travel and if players had RFID in their boots we could see who had spent most time with the ball at their feet. Huge potential.

Of course the naysayers will say it’ll be hacked and start flashing for goals in the center circle – for a moment though, lets just rejoice that innovative minds out there are thinking up such things. Mexican studio Agent just won the coveted Red Dot concept award for this work.

via fastcodesign