Standards

Electronic Performance and Tracking Systems (EPTS)

Introduction

The FIFA Quality Programme for EPTS devices was initially launched for wearable tracking systems in 2017 with the aim of ensuring that such devices do not pose a danger to the players.

The test criteria were developed following medical and mechanical research and a test protocol reflecting possible injury scenarios that should be avoided. In 2019, the FIFA Quality Programme for EPTS was extended beyond safety tests to include performance tests for both optical and wearable devices, giving systems the chance to receive the ‘FIFA Quality’ mark. This introduction was made in an effort to provide the end user with more information about the system they are using or intending to use. Providers that have been tested are listed on our website with a publicly available test report which describes, using a ranking system, the accuracy of the system’s positioning and velocity data in different velocity brackets.

EPTS

The Future of Football: Wearable Technology (EPTS)

22 Nov 2016


Electronic performance and tracking systems (EPTS) documents

Important documents (standards and manuals etc).

Electronic Performance & Tracking System

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Electronic Performance & Tracking System
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FIFA Quality Programme for EPTS

The FIFA Quality Programme for EPTS devices was initially launched for wearable tracking systems in 2017 with the aim of ensuring that such devices do not pose a danger to the players.

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JULY 02:  A player tracking tablet is seen on the bench at half time during the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Final between Chile and Germany at Saint Petersburg Stadium on July 2, 2017 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.  (Photo by Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
EPTS FIFA Preferred Provider Initiative

The FIFA Preferred Provider initiative for Electronic Performance & Tracking Systems (EPTS) is the next milestone in the effort to drive the further development of EPTS technology in close collaboration with leading EPTS providers.

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FIFA Quality Performance Reports For EPTS

Performance reports will be listed online for those companies that choose to become licensees and test their system to the FIFA Quality performance standard.

BARCELONA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 10: Detail of the players sensors on October 10, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Eric Alonso - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
EPTS Testing Event 2020

For the recently-launched FIFA Quality Programme for Electronic Performance Tracking Systems (EPTS), FIFA invites all interested EPTS providers to participate in the next testing & certification event in late 2020.

BARCELONA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 10: An operator controls the EPTS system on October 10, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Eric Alonso - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
FIFA and FIFPRO Develop Standards on Management of Personal Player Performance Data

There is an increasing importance of new technologies in football to collect possibly large amounts of data related to the performance and well-being of football players.

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HUDL Selected as Replay Solution Provider for The FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™

FIFA continues to develop in-game technology solutions.

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About the IMS Standard for Wearable Tracking Devices

The FIFA Football Technology Innovation Department is working on the standardisation of electronic performance and tracking systems (EPTS) and thereby looking to provide guidance to football’s stakeholders in regard to the use of EPTS in competitive..

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Research & Development | EPTS Standard Data Format

Following the mandate from the IFAB in 2015 to create global standards for Electronic Performance and Tracking Systems (EPTS), FIFA has sought industry and football expertise to provide solutions for the sport.

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JULY 02:  A player tracking tablet is seen on the bench at half time during the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Final between Chile and Germany at Saint Petersburg Stadium on July 2, 2017 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.  (Photo by Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
Electronic Performance & Tracking Systems

Electronic performance and Tracking Systems (EPTS), which include camera-based and wearable technologies, are used to control and improve player and team performance.

BARCELONA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 10: An operator controls the EPTS system on October 10, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Eric Alonso - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
EPTS Testing Process

After a period of extensive research and consultation, FIFA has developed a Quality Programme for Electronic Performance Tracking Systems (EPTS). This programme has been developed as a method to quantify the accuracies of the various systems available.