The Tech in Sports crew explores all the major sports tech news from the last week including payment wearables from Visa for the upcoming winter Olympics, the most high-tech ball in FIFA World Cup history, NFL recommending position-specific helmets to reduce concussions, and more. Plus, we discuss the latest tech-enabled cheating scandal as the Honduras national soccer team accuses Australia of spying with a drone.
Stories of the week:
- Visa launches a line of payment-enabled wearables
- NFL’s Engineering committee is recommending that helmets be modified to be position-specific to reduce the risk of concussions
- The International Gymnastics Federation partners with Fujitsu to develop a 3D laser sensor technology system to more accurately judge artistic gymnastic competitions
- Honduras national soccer team accuses Australia of spying on their practice with a drone
- World Cup Russia 2018 will feature the most high-tech ball in FIFA history
- A tech-enabled indoor soccer facility opens in Brooklyn, NY and let’s you play like you’re in FIFA
- Disney will be launching a new sports streaming service next year called ESPN Plus
- Fitbit will be giving 10,000 health trackers to help a year-long study that will look at the health habits of Americans
Recorded on November 15, 2017.
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