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What Kind of Live Data Can an LPS System Provide Fans During an American Football Game?

Coaches, players, media, and fans crave real-time insights to enhance performance, strategy, and engagement in American Football. Now, LPS technology is providing just that. Giving everyone in the stands, and watching at home, a view of the game they have never seen before. 

In cooperation with the European League of Football (ELF), KINEXON's LPS system will be used for live player tracking in American Football at the 2022 championship game in Klagenfurt.

LPS technology combines wearable sensors with strategically placed anchors to precisely track player movements. Whether it’s an American football field, soccer pitch, or any other playing area, LPS provides accurate real-time data.

LPS Makes a Breakthrough in the ELF

An American football field is A playing field is surrounded by a LPS playing tracking technology that is radio-based tracking network comprising 24 anchors.

During the 2022 European League of Football championship game, KINEXON Sports introduced live player data for the first time. Here’s how it worked: 

  1. Sensor-Equipped Players: Each player wore sensors embedded in their shoulder pads. These unobtrusive devices captured critical metrics during the game.
  2. 24 Anchors Around the Field: A radio-based tracking network with 24 anchors encircled the playing field. These anchors acted as reference points for precise positioning.

This technology significantly enhances stats, and what they mean in European Football, offering fans exclusive insights. 

To see the KINEXON Perform LPS system in action, check out this video demonstration.

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The Insights Football Technology Provides

Impact Analysis provides live data on tackles enables coaches to promptly evaluate player collisions.

The real-time stats weren’t just shared with coaches, fans experienced the game like never before. Live data seamlessly integrated into the television broadcast, enhancing the viewing experience, including:

  • Running Paths: KINEXON Sports tracked player movements, including speed, distance covered, acceleration, and deceleration. 
  • Impact Analysis: Providing live data on tackles enables coaches to instantly evaluate player collisions.
  • Sprint Data: Fans witnessed sprint speeds as players raced down the field.

KINEXON Sports’ data-driven approach kept fans engaged during every play, enriching the viewer’s understanding of the game. 

Enhancing American Football with Data

During the 2022 European League of Football Championship KINEXON Sports monitored player movements, capturing data on speed, distance traveled, acceleration, and deceleration

KINEXON Sports transformed the ELF championship game by bridging the gap between data and action. As the league continues to evolve, expect LPS technology to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of football analytics.

In fact, we’re proud to announce that we’ll be helping the Rhein Fire collect data for their coaches during the 2024 season.

Whether you’re a coach, player, or passionate fan, data-driven insights can help improve performance on the field and the experience for those in the stands, or watching at home.

If you’d like to learn more about how the technology works, check out our fan engagement brochure.

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