2018 World Cup: The 5 technological innovations
The FIFA World Cup is in its 21st edition. Since 1930, football teams around the world fight every 4 years to win one of the most coveted jewels.
The football world, a real gold mine and center of attraction for billions of people around the world.
For this 21st edition, Russia, the host country has not done in lace. It has put the means in all sectors involved in the discipline of football. Playgrounds, hotels, bars, sanitary spaces etc….
Everything has been laid out and refitted for the comfort of the players and their guests.
In the era of technology, the country has also relied on technological means never seen.
Here for you, the 5 technological innovations of this world cup.
1- Video Assistance Referee (VAR)
This innovation allows video referees to communicate with the referee in the field through a fiber-based radio system. And at the same time, 33 cameras and two off-camera cameras transmit images directly to the control room using the same network.
2- Electronic systems of performance monitoring
It’s a tablet-based system that will give 32-team coaches access to player performance and real-time video.
3- Video 4K UHD and Virtual Reality
This is the first time a 4K stream will be available to broadcasters. The 4k video allows viewers to watch the match in virtual reality for those who have compatible TVs.
4- The 5G in Russia
An advanced mobile technology never before seen (MIMO) has been deployed to allow the 5G to function properly.
5- Adidas Telstar balloon
The “Telstar 2018” was manufactured this year with a chip that communicates directly with smartphones. Also the material used for the manufacture resists the vicissitudes in the lawns.