ANALYSIS AND SPORTS TECHNOLOGY

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ALGORITHMS BASED ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Development of algorithms based on artificial intelligence to recognize emerging tactical patterns.

AUTOMATED VIDEO EDITING

Automated video editing in order to improve the quality of tactical analysis.

COMPUTER VISION TECHNOLOGY

Use of computer vision technology to recognize new variables in individual and group behavior, as well as in emotions.

DATA INTEGRATION AND IMPROVEMENTS TO TRACKING PRECISION

Integration and correlation of performance, tactical, and personal data for athletes, along with improvements to tracking athletes and the ball in both competition and training.

VIRTUAL REALITY AND AUGMENTED REALITY

Improve contextualization of the game using video analysis with virtual and augmented reality.

GAMIFICATION

Development of gamification-based solutions to incentivize a healthy lifestyle in athletes.

ANALYSIS AND SPORTS TECHNOLOGY

Positional data for players and ball tracking (in competition as well as in training) are the at the core of our work.

The most important technology at Barça is the ball. It's at the center of every decision we make. For that reason, the fundamental mission for this area is to complement the coach's expert eye with quantitative and contextual analysis of player position relative to the ball. Integrating this positional data point with other sources of data - such as individual events during matches as well as conditional, medical, or environmental data - allows us to expand our focus.

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