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. One axis of this research was the development of a data transfer standard format to make data from different sources and providers comparable without the need for numerous APIs. The attached documentation provides the first version of this standard which will be continuously updated as data and technology evolve.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.