Hawk-Eye ‘can make goal-line calls in half a second’, says inventorOctober 21st, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 21 (ANI): The inventor of Hawk-Eye has claimed he has goal-line technology that can make a decision within half a second.
The International Football Board (IFAB) has asked companies to present it with systems that confirm within one second whether or not a goal has been scored.
“Our system for football is easier than for cricket, technically,” Paul Hawkins, whose system is used in cricket and tennis, told BBC Sport.
He added: “Technology is not here to hurt anyone, it can only make things better.”
The IFAB, which determines the laws of football, has asked for goal-line technology ideas by the end of November and hopes to test them before its meeting in March.
Hawkins, whose invention is also used in the BBC’s television snooker coverage, stated that his system for football is similar to the ones in tennis and cricket.
It uses multiple cameras to track the ball, video framing and a signal being sent to the referee’s earpiece. (ANI)
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