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THE IMPACT TECHNOLOGY IS HAVING ON PROFESSIONAL SPORTS

Tech in Sports Archives - Page 6

Vert technology aims for injury prevention and fan integration

Wearable athletic technology developer Vert has updated their signature product so that it now provides intensity, exertion and stress analytics. The newly released Vert 2 aims to both prevent injuries by measuring an

Published on: April 19th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Data race: Under Armour a leader but Canadian firms take a slower pace

The data chief of sports gear giant Under Armour warned Canadian businesses to embrace digital disruption or get left behind on Tuesday, even though new research suggests they’re already slow off the mark.

Published on: April 13th, 2016 Christine Wong

Dimension Data opens up sports technology practice

SAN DIEGO, CA. – Dimension Data has created a sports technology practice. The global IT solution provider never actually planned to develop this specialized area, but after the success of its Tour Du

Published on: March 8th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Toronto Raptors recruit IBM to build ‘digital war room’

During the grand opening of the BioSteel Centre, Masai Ujiri, president and general manager of the Toronto Raptors guaranteed that an National Basketball Association (NBA) championship would come one day to the city.

Published on: February 23rd, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

SAP’s Digital Athlete Framework for football, tennis and sportswear

SAP has introduced the Digital Athlete Framework, a new platform based on SAP HANA, which provides a sports teams, players, and companies in the sports industry access to big data and sensor technology

Published on: February 8th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

German National team uses sport science to win World Cup

New York - When Germany defeated Argentina 1-0 to capture its fourth FIFA World Cup championship last year in Brazil, it accomplished something most soccer aficionados believed to be impossible – a European nation

Published on: February 8th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Extreme connectivity for Buffalo Bills fans

The way Mark Liskey describes it, outfitting an entire stadium with Wi-Fi with a target capacity of 140,000 simultaneous connections isn't quite the same as hooking up an office. That's exactly what the senior

Published on: February 8th, 2016 Dave Yin

Montreal Canadiens fans score some Wi-Fi at home games

At the Bell Centre in Montreal, the stands are packed. It's the Leafs versus the Canadiens. As the players come onto the field, the fans cheer, smartphones in hand, snapping away.  They're documenting their attendance

Published on: February 8th, 2016 Dave Yin

CFL hunts for a high tech game changer at SportsHack 2015

A Toronto team won Canada’s first national sports themed hackathon on Monday, one day after the Edmonton Eskimos won the 103rd Grey Cup. The timing was no coincidence: the Canadian Football League (CFL)

Published on: December 3rd, 2015 Christine Wong

Following Pan Am games, Cisco creates technology legacy plan

This fall, Cisco Canada announced the beginning of a technology legacy plan, the primary goal of which is to provide local communities with access to current technology. After concluding a partnership with the

Published on: October 14th, 2015 Jackie Atkins

Toronto Pan Am Games app roundup: The good, the bad and the ugly

We’re in the homestretch for the Pan Am Games in Toronto, and Canada is fighting the United States for the medal lead, and the Para Pan Am Games are coming up in August.

Published on: July 21st, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Sports wearables may affect athletes’ privacy, paycheques as well as performance

Wearable technology won’t just affect athletes’ performances but also their privacy, and that could change the business of sports forever, according to experts at a Toronto sector forum. Just days before the Pan

Published on: July 13th, 2015 Christine Wong

Tech savvy Canadian athletes prepare for the 2015 Pan Am/ParaPan Am Games

When we think of elite athletes, the first image that comes to mind isn’t usually technology. Typically, the blood, sweat and tears we associate with athletic pursuits take over beforehand. This visual is

Published on: June 26th, 2015 Jackie Atkins

Pan Am Games sponsor Cisco unveils plans to showcase ‘Internet of Everything’ vision at games

It was almost one year ago today that Jeff Seifert stood next to a giant, colourful, and connected clock in Toronto's Nathan Philips Square. The chief technology officer of Cisco Canada posed for

Published on: June 23rd, 2015 Brian Jackson

Was Gordie Howe or Wayne Gretzky the better player? Ask SAP

National Hockey League teams are embracing analytics for a competitive edge and now fans will get a small taste, thanks to a new partnership between the NHL and German business software vendor SAP

Published on: February 23rd, 2015 Jeff Jedras