By J. Glenn Marian – Comments on Daedo PSS
“This is only the second game using Daedo PSS in which I had officiated. In the previous event, we also used the Daedo electronic helmets, which I found would periodically score 6 points for a head kick. The electronic helmet was not used at the US Open. I like the Daedo PSS better than the Lajust brand, but it is still not perfect. I found the hand controller very uncomfortable, but I understand that there is another judge’s scoring instrument – a box, which is also in use, just not at this event.”
- Head kicks when using the Electronic Helmet should not be 6 points but not used at the 2012 US Open
- Liked Daedo better than Lajust
- Uncomfortable hand controller
I saw a few back kicks that did not score, that I would have scored as a corner judge, if we were not using PSS. Of these non- scoring back kicks, one was so strong to put the opponent on his back side, and another that the opponent had to receive a kyeshi time. To me, this is disturbing, because the players that threw those back kicks deserved two points. Not only that, the player that received kyeshi should actually have been counted out, and his opponent declared the winner.
- Back kicks did not score
- Hard kicks did not score
On the upside, knowing that Deado had been scoring the “powerless” cut kicks and push kicks, I saw very few of those score here. I overheard my wife speaking with the engineers from Silicon Valley in California who developed the Daedo PSS. They indicated to her that they were working very hard on correcting this issue. They said that they adjusted an algorithm in the programming of the equipment, and said other programming jargin that I didn’t understand. But there would be a trade off, far less of those non powerful kicks would score, but also, less back kicks would score.
- Improvement against scoring low power kicks
- Over Compensation means less kicks would score
Master J. Glenn Marian
5th Dan Kukkiwon
3rd Class IR