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Title: Technology in football : an exploration into how OptimEye S5 technology affects football practice
Authors: Brincat, James
Keywords: Football -- Malta
Big data -- Malta
Sports -- Technological innovations
Issue Date: 2018
Citation: Brincat, J. (2018). Technology in football: an exploration into how OptimEye S5 technology affects football practice (Bachelor's dissertation).
Abstract: This study explores how athlete tracking technology OptimEye S5 affects football practice. The use of Big Data and Technology, in today’s world has entered the world of sports and multiple organisations are deploying it by the adoption of wearables. This exploratory study used the qualitative research methods of semi-structured in-depth interviews and observational research to acquire intuition from the participants. The literature review found in Chapter 2, explored previous researches into Big Data and Technology into multiple organisations and how these organisations cope with the revolution of Big Data. The use of Big Data and Technology in sports was also examined giving an insight on what technologies are made use of by top division football clubs. Continually, from this literature review an analysis of OptimEye S5 was specified, showing the various ways of how the technology is used during training sessions and games. Chapter 3 defined the use of exploratory research and the research approaches of using semi-structured in-depth interviews and observations. These were significant in obtaining fundamental findings in Chapter 4. Finally, Chapter 5 provides a discussion of how the theories outlined in Chapter 2 and findings in Chapter 4, relate to the research questions outlined in the introduction. The main findings outlined in Chapter 4 suggest that clubs are not knowledgeable about OptimEye S5 technology. Although one club makes use of a GPS technology during training sessions and even games, still it is not as effective as OptimEye S5 technology. Lack of funds was one of the main reasons why such clubs cannot afford technology, especially OptimEye S5 technology although all participants were interested in such technology. Participants believe that once the mentality of Maltese people in football changes, Malta can improve into being able to plan for long-term, assisting to improve other difficulties that football clubs are facing.
Description: B.SC.BUS.&I.T.
Appears in Collections:Dissertations - FacEma - 2018
Dissertations - FacEMAMAn - 2018

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