A Comprehensive Review of Computer Vision in Sports: Open Issues, Future Trends and Research Directions

Banoth Thulasya Naik, Mohammad Farukh Hashmi, Neeraj Dhanraj Bokde*

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Abstract

Recent developments in video analysis of sports and computer vision techniques have achieved significant improvements to enable a variety of critical operations. To provide enhanced information, such as detailed complex analysis in sports such as soccer, basketball, cricket, and badminton, studies have focused mainly on computer vision techniques employed to carry out different tasks. This paper presents a comprehensive review of sports video analysis for various applications: high-level analysis such as detection and classification of players, tracking players or balls in sports and predicting the trajectories of players or balls, recognizing the team's strategies, and classifying various events in sports. The paper further discusses published works in a variety of application-specific tasks related to sports and the present researcher's views regarding them. Since there is a wide research scope in sports for deploying computer vision techniques in various sports, some of the publicly available datasets related to a particular sport have been discussed. This paper reviews detailed discussion on some of the artificial intelligence (AI) applications, GPU-based work-stations and embedded platforms in sports vision. Finally, this review identifies the research directions, probable challenges, and future trends in the area of visual recognition in sports.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4429
JournalApplied Sciences (Switzerland)
Volume12
Issue9
Number of pages49
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2022

Keywords

  • sports
  • ball detection
  • player tracking
  • artificial intelligence
  • computer vision
  • embedded platforms
  • TIME COORDINATION DYNAMICS
  • ACTIVITY RECOGNITION
  • ARTIFICIAL-INTELLIGENCE
  • PLAYER DETECTION
  • BALL DETECTION
  • TECHNICAL FEATURES
  • OBJECT DETECTION
  • NEURAL-NETWORKS
  • TRACKING
  • SYSTEM
  • Computer vision
  • Embedded platforms
  • Player tracking
  • Ball detection
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Sports

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