The Tech in Sports crew explores all the latest sports tech news from the last week, including the Sacramento Kings’ high-tech All Star game bid, robotic concession stand assistants, a new study that says fitness trackers can save your life, and more! Plus, we chat with Chris Chapman, director of sport science at Toronto-based tech startup PUSH, about their work with the Canadian Olympic team, the San Francisco 49ers, and whether there’s too much tech in sports.

Stories of the week:

  • NFL’s Competition Committee releases individual player wearable data to all teams
  • Dallas Mavericks will accept cryptocurrency payments next season
  • Sacramento Kings unveil their high-tech bid to win an upcoming NBA All-Star game
  • Miso Robotics teams up with Levy to put robotic kitchen assistants in sports venues
  • Twitter Canada will livestream all Paralympic events
  • Tottenham Hotspur partner with Mitel to outfit their new stadium with a state-of-the-art communication infrastructure
  • A new study has found fitness trackers can help predict when someone is at risk for cardiovascular or metabolic disorders
  • Real Madrid launches a 360-degree virtual reality channel for mobile devices and TV
  • Apple remains top wearables maker in the world, while Fitbit falls to third
  • Acer launches a wearable targeting the spiritual and religious community
  • Ontario passes Rowan’s Law to set guidelines around concussions and brain injuries in amateur sports

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