Handbook of test methods for wearable EPTS devices

HART, John, DUNN, Marcus and JAMES, David (2018). Handbook of test methods for wearable EPTS devices. Manual. FIFA.

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The following test methods were developed by CSER (Centre for Sports Engineering Research, Sheffield Hallam University) in relation to wearable EPTS (Electronic Position Tracking Systems) devices, on behalf of FIFA. The FIFA Technology Innovation Department is working on the standardisation of electronic performance and tracking systems and thereby looking to provide guidance to football’s stakeholders in regards to the use of EPTS in competitive matches. The Laws of the Game 17/18 were updated to account for the use of EPTS (Law 4) and introduced the minimum standard that should be met by any wearable tracking system that is to be used in match. Any such device must meet the IMS standard as set out in the newly-launched FIFA Quality Programme for EPTS. In order to obtain the IMS mark and be listed as approved wearable technology, each system must be tested by an accredited independent test institute. The testing is only open to wearable EPTS systems and approval of the hardware does not constitute any assessment of the quality of information generated by the devices. Any device must be tested before 1 June 2018 in order to be eligible for use in official competitions. Further testing will then also be introduced around the performance of EPTS which will include wearables as well as non-invasive performance tracking systems (e.g. optical). This standard will be a performance standard and not constitute a formal requirement by the IFAB.

Item Type: Monograph (Manual)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Centre for Sports Engineering Research
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2020 14:11
Last Modified: 12 May 2021 19:19
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/25577

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