2014 saw an explosion of technology within the sports industry – never before has Silicon Valley been so entrenched in sports. These innovations are not only enhancing the way fans watch their favorite sports – but also how fans are engaging with each other, building a sense of community through social media and sports. The power of sports is a universal passion – and now fans can get even closer to the sports they love!
Here’s our top 4:
- Radius Fitness: While not a piece of technology, its an interesting content play for an Entertainment company like NBCUniversal to get into sports and fitness.
Launched by NBCUniversal Radius, a workout-focused video brand that will span multiple platforms, including a $10 monthly Internet subscription video-on-demand service.The on-demand service acts like a “virtual trainer,” NBCU said, with customized workout videos developed by talent including Natalie Uhling, Basheerah Ahmad, Nicky Holender, Keoni Hudoba and Alex Isal.
- Arctic Smart Shirt By Hexoskin For Cold Weather Training Has Biometrics
World's first cold weather smart shirt, the Hexoskin Arctic. Designed for those of you like to go running or cycling in the early morning when the air is still a bit cold, or for those who live far away from the Equator and have to train in cold weather at some point during the year!
- NHL signs a deal with Go Pro to feature content within broadcast integration
- Sony Smart Tennis Sensor
We worked with Sony at the US Open this year to demo their smart sensor in-racket tennis technology – through gamification and smart sensors, it’s a fun and great piece of tech.