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Did anyone see the segment during the game about a monitoring system used by FSU. I wasn't paying attention and caught the end of it. I believe they were talking about the FB after 2nd touchdown. Can anyone fill me in on what they were talking about and if we utilize this. Thanks in advance
I did not catch it. Welcome to the board though.
I don't know if anybody will know the answer, but you could try asking on FSU's board. They are a friendly bunch. Or you could go to watchESPN and pull up the replay and search for it yourself.
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They use it to monitor their entire team's 'athleticism' in many different areas. Every set of shoulder pads has some kind of transmitter ... some kind of digital signal ... that can be tracked and monitored from electronic equipment on the sidelines. They measure speed, direction, force of impact, etc. for all players on every play of the game. Basically they measure anything that can be measured with regard to the physical and mechanical movements of the players.
On the play you mention, they recorded that the running back was running 18 mph during his touchdown run.
Thanks wildcatknh. I've been looking around and was afraid I might of dreampt it. Do many college teams utilize this? Do you think our FSU 2.0 staff will implement it here? I think its a pretty cool supplement to film in getting your best on the field.
The original intent of this equipment was to use in helmets to measure impacts of concussion causing head injuries.
I'm not sure what else they are now using it for.
^ This. Though if it helps improvement in any areas I hope they implement it here.
I wonder if that study is something being paid for by a government or academic grant & administered by the FSU medical or maybe physics department, not the team themselves. I saw something like that on Real Sports being done by students at some other school. I forget the details.
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i saw the same thing. Like you I can't remember the details.
I think the NFL is funding a huge study on the effects of collisions in football. I believe they have inserted the sensors in helmets of all levelsof football.
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