eCoinToss™ Sports Display uses patented technology similar to your favorite 3D movies and games.
Through this computer graphics technology, the computer shows a virtual coin on the stadium display.
The results: The virtual coin on the screen looks real and shows everyone a coin that could not be seen before unless you were on the field.
The system also uses patented technology similar to motion sensing video game controllers, except the sensors are in something much smaller, the coin that the referee uses. The sensor information in the coin is wirelessly sent to a computer many times a second. Using this stream of sensor data, the computer determines what motion to present on the display.
The result: The virtual coin moves with the exact movements of the referee's coin, instantly, in real time -- fans see the landing as it happens.NPR story with producer Travis Larchuk and host Guy Raz.