Recently Data Hatch attended the Sports Analytics conference in Melbourne and discovered some of the interesting things happening in the world of sports tracking.
Here are a few of the things that caught our eye from the event.
Golf is a sport that is launching itself into data with virtual caddies, smart clubs and grips and even radar tracking”
Golf is a sport that is launching itself into data with virtual caddies, smart clubs and grips and even radar tracking.
A video analysis company called Hudl has helped video analysts slice in game events into short clips that can easily be shared with players and coaches wishing to highlight improvements that can be made. The only problem is that its still a fairly manual process with an analyst needing to trawl through hours and hours of footage to find these insights.
It seems that video analysis is here to stay, but there is a real need for some form of machine learning to speed up the codifying process. Perhaps the developments being made in image recognition for autonomous vehicles may help in the future, after all if a car can analyse the world around it then why can’t the same principals be applied to sports?