High Tech In Sports

Here’s how Augmented Reality is shaping the sports industry for the better

Augmented Reality is shaping the sports industry for the better

When we divert our attention towards the world of sports, we will find the inclusion of high technology making it a thoroughly enjoyable experience, not just for players but just as much for viewers as well. With technology striving to come up with newer ideas and inventions every other day, why not shed some light on how the use of high tech is making the sports industry thrive constantly. Read on to get a vivid picture of what a revelation augmented reality has been for sports.

Wearable computers
While designer gear has slowly become a staple accessory for athletes, techy wearable are rapidly on their way to dethrone everything else. With their ability to track the most minute details about body chemistry, they have become a godsend for coaches, players, and everyone who needs to keep a check on their progress. With the advent of better technology, wearable are expected to seamlessly transition from their weighty, bulkier forms to a much lighter and aesthetically pleasing alternative. Hence, watch out for thrilling innovations, like the Hexoskin shirt that is equipped with sensors to record heart rate, respiration, count calories, number of steps, and much more.

Virtual reality
It truly is remarkable how virtual reality allows us to gain the experience of a lifetime without actually present in the premises. Similarly, in the world of sports, an athlete has the liberty of training in special conditions and atmospheres, without actually having to travel to those places. This proficiency aids in training and getting improved results, while having a clear picture of what you’re up against in the actual game or match. With VR, coaches and trainers don’t have to rely on conventional video footage in order to train to their players, and it’s a win for everyone involved.

Sports Broadcasting
High tech isn’t all just for players. The viewers at home with a deep passion for sports also get to enjoy the benefits of augmented reality. It allows them to witness an enhanced version of whatever is going at the stadium, while enjoying an array of exclusive features like 3D graphics, multiple replays, and a lot more.

Prosthetic devices
People with disabilities or physical incompetence need not worry about not being able to partake in sports, as advanced prosthetic technology is on its way to become just as good as the real thing. Once again, sensors are brought into use to study bodily functions, and create an alternative that is beneficial in all aspects.

Fantasy Sports
For those with a knack for control and gaming, fantasy sports must strike your fancy. It revolves around creating virtual teams where the player’s actual performance holds major momentum. Startups like AR Sports let people fulfil their dreams of playing out in big leagues of their own, having an environment that could give the real thing a run for its money.

All in all, seeing augmented reality taking over with its ground-breaking innovations, the time isn’t far when it will be a bare necessity for many.

4 thoughts on “High Tech In Sports

    • Franco Nero says:

      Indeed, but some other have proven to be a success and may eventually be accessible to everyone rather than an elite of developers and scientist, (see Microsoft Olo Lens).

  1. gemini8 says:

    Why Is taking so long? By now we should already have clothing with embedded screens and info so that we don’t even need a mobile anymore.

    • Franco Nero says:

      Well, according to Hollywood Movies we should have all sort of technology in place already now, unfortunately that is not the case as there is more than one “logistic” obstacle to overcome when thinking of such a new technology and its implications. Most products that you see coming out in the mainstream market today where planned, tested and even used , (e.g. military), way before, even decades. It just takes time to have a finish product that can be sold to the masses and that will guarantee a return of investment for the company who will build it. Not to mention issues with laws in the countries this products are marketed, local regulations and ultimately litigation with patents.

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