Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (Commonly known as AI, VR and AR respectively) have made huge developments in last few years in all walks of life including entertainment, professional as well as amateur sports and medicine. Professional sports persons and athletes have started using wearables and other sensor / tracker technologies to enhance their performances.
An international conference was hosted in Tokyo, Japan on Sports Technology and its many emerging start ups. More than 100 start ups took part in this conference, as they were keen on developing their business and create more opportunities.
Commissioner of Sports Agency in Japan, Diachi Suzuki expressed his willingness in promoting the integration of sports with science and technology to enhance the not only to develop the abilities of the athletes but to make better the experience of the fans in enjoying the sports. He had an unparalleled interest in fusing new and innovative technologies in the sports.
“We want to promote sports tech in the run-up to the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.” Suzuki said
All over the world and specially in North America and western Europe, pioneering inventions and products are making their way to the sports and wearables market. Pushing the boundaries of competition as well as innovation.
A firm in United States of America has already unveiled a new type of sensors which are roughly around the same size as a stamp. These sensors can be attached to an athlete’s limbs to collect valuable data about the motion of the body and any irregularities in it. A technology developed for sports stadiums and arenas helps the user in detecting crowds in different outlets of the stadium.
Organizers of the conference have expressed the desire of putting all these various technologies on for exhibition to get support through collaborations and partnerships. These partnerships would not only make this industry grow but also make room for newer innovations.