There are several embedded-system technologies that have emerged over the last two decades, to improve or automate refereeing. The Grant-Hicks tennis-court line-monitoring apparatus was one of the earliest electronic line-judge systems that aimed to provide automated line-calls in tennis matches. The system was built out of pressure sensors underneath a court surface, where the sensors were sensitive enough to detect […]

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a concept that has become more exciting over the last few years, with the prevalence of Internet-ready and connectivity-enabled embedded devices. Traditionally, embedded devices were closed systems, with a dedicated or purpose-built functionality in mind, and not necessarily intended for inclusion as a part of a larger system with […]