"VIDEO: tracking software enters the game"
Segmentation and object recognition software used in video applications such as facial recognition in security cameras is being applied to sports programming. Researchers at the University of Calgary (Alberta) are investigating whether automatic recognition and tracking software can "watch" a sporting event for a viewer, keep track of who did what and when, then diagrammatically represent the highlights or even live action using icons instead of raw video. "Once we extract the moving objects in a scene, we can transform that data and present it in all sorts of formats. We can even make a little schematic of a sports game which is good for viewing on a small handheld device like a cellphone," said researcher Jeffrey Boyd.
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