This is probably the next level of one of the most loved sports in the world, soccer, or football as the English call it.
Adidas has just released a smart ball. The Adidas miCoach Smart Ball is a football with an integrated sensor that detects speed, spin, flight path and impact point.
Kick data is transmitted wirelessly over Bluetooth Smart where it is displayed visually.
The soccer ball helps you improve your dead-kick technique by providing instant feedback on the power, trajectory, spin and the strike accuracy of your kick.
With integrated sensors, the app-enabled miCoach Smart Ball tells you everything you need to know to improve your kick, while maintaining the weight and feel of a regulation size 5 soccer ball.
A sensor package, cleverly suspended and protected in the centre of the ball, analyses the forces placed on the ball during its flight.
Data collected is used to determine the speed, spin, foot strike point, and trajectory of the kick. The ball sends all this information via Bluetooth to the miCoach Smart Ball app on your iOS device, where it also predicts and visualises the complete path of the ball, even if you kick it against a wall.