Yes they will have to be. Playing fields aren’t the same size and they don’t have the same markings.
Overhead video tracking or 3D scanning instead of GPS?
In this way, the players would be able to be portrayed in the device. There wouldn’t be a need for a GPS, a camera would scan the entire field from above and capture everything necessary.
Could the device use multiple technologies?
Yes, that would help differentiate two things on the same board such as the ball and the players, or the two opposing teams.
What are the variables that have to be portrayed?
The players, the two different teams, the ball, the goals, the boundaries, field lines, referee, etc.
How to test?
I want to mainly test the technologies so if I can recreate them on small scales and then test them at sporting events, that would be ideal. I will test with the visually impaired and sighted people are well.
*Contacted Kim Kilpatrick & David Popovich for testing and feedback
XYZ 3D Scanning Services
-used for visual effects, video games, visualization, manufacturing
-3D body scanning
-high resolution, high accuracy, precision scanning
-acquires full 360 degrees of information instantaneously
-scanners are fully portable setups that configure on site operated by a single technician
OPPORTUNITIY- use body scanning to capture the play and the positioning of all the players
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Meet with Kim and David to discuss project and testing
Sit in on Visual Impairment workshop
Narrow down technologies and look at different variables
Play with existing technologies and gain physical interaction to understand how to duplicate for testing