Soccer is a huge driver of mobile video. Soccer fans want to keep in touch with their favorite team and be able to watch the game wherever they are. Sports in general are driving this business. One of the benefits of mobile video is that the device is much more closely connected to your life.
University researches in Sweden saw an opportunity here and have made vibration alerts for soccer games being watched on a mobile device. The vibration alerts are tied to the game and if someone kicks the ball, your phone will vibrate. The vibrations change depending on how close the ball is to the net, so you know when to tune in.
In their method, a cell phone is synchronized with the ball in the real field, most likely through manual input. As the researchers note, the ball is the focus of most of the attention, which can be seen by TV cameras constantly following the ball. Every time the ball is kicked, the phone vibrates. Depending on where the ball is located on the field (which is divided into five segments), the phone vibrates at a specific frequency and duration.