Today, the NFL has strict rules when it comes to devices on the sidelines. Computers, mobile phones, video recording equipment and even calculators aren't allowed anywhere near the stadium. With all these restrictions (most stadiums don't even have WiFi) many spectators would rather watch the game on their LCD flat screen at home. Rather than letting the great American pastime of visiting a live game die away, rules are becoming a bit more lax.
Already, many teams are taking advantage of a video analysis app during practices. Interactive features allow the videos to be broken down to individual slides so players and coaches can get a closer look at plays. Some teams are even pushing to have this app used during games to replace the current picture print-outs.
A gyroscopic football gives us accurate knowledge of the pigskin's orientation and that information is wirelessly transmitted to the referee for some seriously accurate calls. The next big thing for the players though is sensors; sensors everywhere. Sensors in the helmet measure the G force of blows, and sensors in the gloves measure catching technique, hydration level, and heart rate.
The possibilities for game day technology is limitless and we are entering an era of the most high tech games we've ever seen. Take a look at this infographic presented by Qualcomm Spark and let us know what you think in the comments!