Etihad Stadium midfielder to wear camera to give supporters whole new aspect to the football viewing experience.
Former England regular, and any physio’s nightmare, Owen Hargreaves will be used as a ‘guinea pig’ for Man City’s latest website gimmick. Viewers on the Etihad Stadium club’s official website will be able to access live footage from the bench during home Premier League matches.
A miniature camera will be pinned into a player’s jersey and will beam pictures from the perspective of a player on the substitutes bench and the pilot project will initially use Hargreaves, who signed for Man City in the summer after failing to secure a new Man United contract after a sustained period out of action with persistent injuries.
Visitors to Man City’s official website will be able to get a fresh perspective on a live match and the footage will include views from the bench as well as the touchline when the ‘sub cam’ will also pick up footage when players warm-up. The camera will however be removed when/if a player is brought on as UEFA rules prevent the use of such equipment on the field of play.
The camera used weighs just 5g and will not encumber players as they warm-up or as they sit in the dugout and the equipment used to run the pilot is considered to be the cutting edge most of it’s type in micro-technology circles.
The footage will be accessible live during the game as well as an edited version released on the club’s YouTube page the Monday morning after weekend fixtures.
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