People are constantly looking for ways to break records in any area. Therefore, technology always goes hand in hand with sports to create breakthroughs.
Hawk eye system
In 1999, Roke Manor Research Company developed this system. The project was led by Dr. Paul Hawkins (he took his name to name the system) and was sponsored by British television company “The Television Corporation”.
In tennis, this system was first used by Jamea Jackson in the 2006 Master ATP tournament held at Key Biscayne. Today, in high-level tennis matches, in football matches, the speed of the ball is very fast, so it really needs a “hawk eye” system.
On the other hand, the common characteristic of both subjects is to determine the position between the ball and the line to determine the winner. Considering tennis alone, the ball is over the designated line as if the batter lost the score. In football, this system is effective to avoid “ghost goals” (the ball has not crossed the lime line to count as a goal).
The hawk eye system is increasingly widely used in many sports. Although it is controversial when many fans think that the human game will go if all the results of the competition are decided by machines. In particular, in the king sport is football, sometimes the referee’s mistake is an unexpected “attractive” factor.
Spray paint spraying penalty kick
Thanks to the paint lines sprayed from the sprayer of the referee, the free kick phase is made faster and less unnecessary controversy. Behind the success of this “new technology” is Heine Allemagne.
He is 44 years old, living in the state of Minas Gerais (Brazil), inventing “painted lines” for him merely for the purpose of helping the referee work more smoothly and accurately.
Always in the mind of the idea of creating a special foam to help the referee since 2000, after the self-exploration process, Allemagne invented a white foam made from vegetable oil capable of self Decompose after 1 to 2 minutes. Through testing at domestic playgrounds in Brazil, the most successful success of this invention was at the 2014 World Cup.