“The Hand of God”

January 12, 2011

CTRUS. Is a football (as in soccer) ball that doesn’t use air but an inner elastic structure and an elastomer skin that perfectly simulates a real football ball.  This ball is designed to visually display it’s status, a system that would avoid most referee mistakes.

Many people argue that one of the beauties of soccer is the occasional mistakes made by referees, but when it’s your team that gets eliminated from a World Cup or the UEFA Champions League because of one of those mistakes, it may cost your club millions of dollars.

The CTRUS C1 avoids these mistakes thanks to an internal positioning system that would keep track of the ball at all times. The ball will also change color depending on its position and the game situation (like getting red during a dangerous free kick).

To all the soccer players out there…I am just the messenger!

Intriguing idea on the construction and ruling front, not sure about the illumination aspects…surely this would be a little distracting for the players?

Is he reprogramming the ball  (mid air), to remain green?


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