The original GoalRef project at ISIS Katrinebjerg
developed a prototype for a decision support helping football referees to decide whether a ball has passed the goal line.
The people behind GoalRef have developed a method based on a built-in radio transmitter inside the ball. The signals from the ball are intercepted by receivers fitted on the goal and transmitted to a receiver placed at the referee’s wrist.
The method is patented and has been developed further to the point where GoalRef owner Mercon
in the spring of 2011 licensed GoalRef technology to German based Fraunhofer Institute for test and marketing
In July 2012 the international football federation FIFA decided to introduce goal-line technology to determine whether the ball is in or out. To this end, the federation has given two technologies the seal of approval
. One of the technologies is Goalref.
Watch GoalRef in action
in this YouTube video. Read the story about Goalref
For further information about GoalRef, please contact:
, The Alexandra Institute, +45 2338 2479, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
, Mercon, +45 40 58 40 23, email: email@example.com