Track a football’s history with embedded microchip called gametag
Until now, a lengthy and expensive process is utilized to analyze collectable footballs, but in order to provide fans and football collectors an easier way to analyze footballs – Big Game USA and Prova Group have collaborated and developed smart chip to authenticate and track footballs. Dubbed gametag, the chip can be embedded into the football to track its life, history and authenticity.
The gametag is embedded into the football near its lace. It can be controlled using an app, to track the ball from the moment it leaves the factory. All the history and activity of the football is then stored on a secure cloud database, from where data can be retrieved as and when required.
The gametag embedded footballs let users know the history, its manufacture date and location right on their smartphone with gametag app. The app can also inform whether a particular chip-enabled football was used in a college game, in practice or in a big game. The app will be available for free download for Android and iOS users.
First gametag embedded football will be unveiled at the Texas A&M game against South Carolina on August 28. And then, a chip-enabled football will be seen on August 30 in a match between Ohio State Vs. US Naval Academy football team.