Technology in Sport (Soccer Ball)
Raphael Jefferson Hertanto
Early Days Ball And The Material
According to legend and history, the first ball are using the human heads, stitched up cloth, animal and human skulls to pig or cow bladders.
During the Ts'in and Han Dynasties (255 BC-220 AD), the Chinese played 'tsu chu' (football), in which animal-skin balls were dribbled through gaps in a net stretched between two poles.
In the previous, the footballs were made out of inflated leather and rubber.Differences in footballs created since this rule came into effect has been to do with the material used in their creation.
Footballs design are changed over time. During medieval times balls were normally made from an outer shell of leather filled with cork shavings. Another method of creating a ball was using animal bladders for the inside of the ball making it inflatable and this design was not used in 19th century that footballs developed into what a football looks like today.
Comfort, Weight and Efficiency
The ball also attrached the water when the raining happen. This made the ball heavier and difficult to control. This made the ball was not efficient if the player using this ball to play.
The benefit using the synthetic leather ball or rubber ball because the ball are more cheaper then using the leather because the leather are produced in little amount.
Weight, Comfort and Efficiency
Biggest Technological Advance That Change From The Beginning
They also put the GPS chip inside the ball and this is more easier for the people to see is the ball out or not.