iAD - information Access Disruptions
Partially funded by the Research Council of Norway as a Centre for Research-based Innovation (SFI). iAD is directed by Microsoft Development Center Norway (MDCN) in collaboration with Accenture, and leading universities: Cornell University, Dublin City University, BI Norwegian School of Management and the universities in Tromsø (UiT), Trondheim (NTNU) and Oslo (UiO).
Bagadus: An Integrated System for Arena Sports Analytics
Today, a large number of (elite) sports clubs spend a large amount of resources to analyze their game performance, either manually or using one of the many existing analytics tools.
To improve the game analytics, video becomes increasingly important where the real game events are replayed. However, the integration of the player statistics systems and video systems still requires a large amount of manual labor, e.g., events tagged by coaches or other human expert annotators must be manually extracted from (or marked in) the videos. Furthermore, connecting the player statistics to the video also require manual work.
The Bagadus system integrates a camera array video capture system with the ZXY Sport Tracking system for player statistics and a system for human expert annotations. Bagadus allows the game analytics to automatically play out a tagged game event or extract a video of events from the statistical player data.
A demo paper on Bagadus has been accepted to ICDSC 2012: 6th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras in Hong Kong, and a video demo of the system can be seen at YouTube.