The host country Qatar is putting huge efforts to make the upcoming FIFA World Cup event a success. With modern technologies and innovative options, Qatar 2022 World Cup is going to be one of the most exciting world-class events in soccer history. From advanced stadium cooling tech to digital content for the visually impaired, fans are sure to be amazed. Keep reading to know about some incredible technologies that will be seen in Qatar FIFA Football World Cup 2022.
Remarkable Technologies to Use in Qatar World Cup 2022
Football fans will get to see the following technologies in the FIFA World Cup that they have never seen before.
Advanced Stadium Cooling Tech
Seven of the eight stadiums scheduled for the 2022 World Cup are equipped with Advanced Cooling Technology that will ensure an optimal temperature in the stadium for players and spectators in the gallery.
As there will be thousands of fans, the air temperature inside the stadium will be in bearable condition so that no one feels suffocated while enjoying the game. However, Stadium 974 will have to use this tech as it is located near the coast and has enough ventilation.
There will be an energy station next to the stadiums, from which cooler water will be sent into a pipeline to the event venue. Once the water reaches the venue, cold air will be sent to the field and spectator seating areas.
Use Of Renewable Energy
Qatar is hoping to establish a carbon-neutral soccer tournament. That’s why it’s using renewable energy options at stadiums wherever possible, such as solar panels for lighting that have been installed around the stadiums and parking lots. Some of the energy-efficient technology you will see are-
The stadiums in Qatar World Cup will use LED lighting that is energy efficient and lasts longer. Moreover, the color-changing LED lights will be used during the opening and closing of matches to show different kinds of effects.
The Qatar World Cup Stadiums are designed in a way that will help to consume about 40% less energy than other stadiums around the world. The uses the “building envelope” design, which minimizes energy uses.
This kind of roof can slide forward or back depending on the weather’s demand. Therefore, in warm weather, the roofs can slide back and give ample space for airflow. As a result, the stadium will remain cool.
Smart WIFI and Charging Stations
Qatar installed ElPalm shading wind turbines around the stadiums, which generate electricity using bifacial photovoltaic panels and solar panels. As a result, you can sit under the shade and connect your phone wirelessly or through the USB port for fast charging. In addition to that, ElPalm will also work as a WIFI hotspot. It will incorporate mist cooling, advertising, lighting, surveillance cameras, and speakers too.
Technology for People with Disabilities and Limited Mobility
This event will be “the most accessible World Cup in FIFA’s history.” The Supreme Committee will provide features for people with disabilities and limited mobility to ensure that they can enjoy the tournament just like the usual person. Some technologies for the disabled and limited mobility are:
Accessible Qatar 2022 Website
Anyone can access the Qatar World Cup website. The Qatar 2022’s site acts as the one-stop platform for all fans, so it has to be available for everyone from the visually challenged to the hard of hearing. That’s why the website is compatible with assistive technologies, such as magnifiers, high-contrast color image descriptions, screen readers, large text, text-to-speech software, font kerning, etc.
Digital Content to Aid the Visually Impaired
Bonocle is the first and only accessible platform for audiovisual entertainment with transcoding functionalities to support individuals with visual impairments so that they are able to view World Cup 2022 events just like everyone else.
Another technology named Feelix Palm will be used in the Qatar World Cup event for visually challenged people. This technology works through tactile palm communicators to use electric impulses to transmit braille-like messages to the visually impaired without restricting their physical movement or hearing.
Sensory Viewing Rooms
Sensory viewing rooms are being installed in football stadiums for the 2022 World Cup with the aim of offering a safe space and calm environment for young people with autism or sensory processing difficulties. The technologies have been designed to engage their sensory channels with interactive visualization, lighting, bean bags, and other toys.
Techie World Cup Ball
The official match ball for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Al Rihla, is an innovative product from Adidas. The match ball contains connected ball technology, which transmits live information to VAR officials to make any sensible decision.
This device will collaborate with FIFA’s new Semi-Automatic Off-Side Technology. The ball features the new Adidas Suspension System in the core of the ball, which includes a motion sensor.
Semi-automated Offside Technology
This tech will be a useful aid to football referees, helping them make appropriate, speedy, and accurate offside calls during a match. The new camera component of the technology will have 12 HD tracking cameras surrounding the field in addition to the sensor housed within the newly designed Al Rihla ball. The technology will automatically detect that a player in an offside position receives a pass and alert a Video Assistant Referee.
For those who are new to Qatar, navigating inside or outside the stadiums among crowds can be a challenge. The navigation solution technology called NavBuddy Qatar (navbuddy.qa) will assist users to access partitions, restrooms, food kiosks, theatres, and other places effortlessly.
Additionally, sensors are being placed around Doha to derive real-time information related to transportation, traffic, parking, and taxi services, so that anyone can easily visit places.
So far, we have discussed some astonishing technologies that will be seen in the 2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup. Some of these technologies have been never used before. This will include advanced stadiums, futuristic footballs, and other techs that are sure to keep fans entertained throughout the entire tournament.