How difficult is Eric Carlson to shoot? And how really does Gabriel Landeskov fight on the ice? The next season, NHL introduces new technology to track down the puck and all the players on the ice to give viewers more statistics to bite.
Rapid William Carlson gets extra speed by shooting. The next season, player and puck movements will be followed in real time, which will give new stats.
With about fifteen antennas, four cameras, built-in sensors, and a microchip for each player's shoulder, statistical runners after NHL need to get more data to bite next season.
NHL allowed the German Fraunhofer Institute to develop the technology to keep track of the puck and ice players in real time. 2000 times per second, the position of the washer is measured with precision in centimeter. Players must be satisfied 200 times per second.
Just turning the classic tire into a high-tech object turned out to be a real challenge.
– Many tests have been carried out on the puck operation. Both in terms of sustainability and in terms of how to play. The washer itself is actually nothing like anything else, says entrepreneur David Lehanski for the Canadian CBA.
The washer should be activated before the match and then turned off. It will be a little bit new to think of material managers and judges before each game.
– We can directly detect attacks, photos and accurate positioning. It will be just as accurate when it comes to tracking players – their movements, speed, ice time, whatever, says NHL commissioner Gary Bethmann on the league site.
The idea is for new data to appeal to the younger audience and even attract new ones to sport.
"Being at the forefront of innovation is good for our sport and especially for our fans," said Bethmann.
The technology will be tested in the All Star event this weekend and previously tested during two regular matches in Las Vegas in connection with the CES Technology Fair.
"Unbelievably enough, within our 61-foot 26-meter drink, Brent Burns and Jonathan Marquesos have missed half a mile. And William Carlson went 32 kilometers an hour. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Applications are endless, says Bethman.