Nairobi, Kenya is the site of the first GPS monitoring of a sports team. The national rugby team, the Kenya Sevens, now has tracking devices attached to the 10 core players during games and practices. These devices will be used by the coaches to evaluate the performances of these players.
The systems will monitor both the heart and work rate of the individual team member. The coaches will use this data to make more informed decisions, such as when to send in substitutions during games. The readings will also indicate which players are fatigued, or not training to their full ability.
Once the satellite devices have been in use, the team management will be able to determine if there are players who will excel in different positions. Once the results of the GPS units has been verified, this may well become a common addition to many sports teams regular uniform.