Football boot wearable approved by FIFA - data tracking to be revolutionised with AI technology

Playermaker AI wearable football boot technology data tracker
(Image credit: Playermaker)

An AI wearable technology for football boots has been approved by FIFA for use in official matches, revolutionising the way players can track their technical and physical performance data.

The technology, created by Playermaker in 2019, will become the first lower-limb tracking device to be worn in football games. It straps to the football boots of players, providing data such as technical balance, kicking velocities, speed, distance, acceleration, change of directions and time on the ball. 

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Ryan Dabbs
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Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future.