Media & Technology: Equipment
High School Tries Helmet Cover as Anti-Concussion Tool
by George M. WIlcox. firstname.lastname@example.org, @geomwilcox September 2014
Brad Huth doesn't recall many details about the concussion he suffered while playing tackle football. It happened when the current Hinsdale Central junior running back was in the seventh grade.
Company Testing Fibers for Use in Football Helmets
by email@example.com September 2014
In a well-lit testing facility several football fields away from the monumental stadium known as Death Valley, a team of researchers is searching for a material that might one day make football a safer sport
Technology Makes Fitness More Interactive, Engaging
by Emily Attwood September 2014
One of the hottest trade shows to attend this year if you were a leading fitness company isn't one typically associated with fitness: the International CES (Consumer Electronics Show), held this past January in Las Vegas. "I've been going to CES for many years, and this was the first year Precor had a booth," says David Flynt, director of Precor's Experience Development Center. "It was fascinating to see the growth of the digital health space, but more interesting was the way the concepts and issues around digital health were showing up in other booths. You couldn't go into a big booth — Intel, Sony, Samsung, any of these traditional CES companies — without finding some aspect of digital health."
Videographer's Drone Flight Over Neyland Stadium Probed
by News Sentinel staff September 2014
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a drone that flew above Neyland Stadium during the University of Tennessee-Utah State football game late last month, the agency has confirmed.
2014: The Year of Wearable Technology?
by Emily Attwood August 2014
Whether 2014 is indeed the "year of the wearable" as predicted at International CES remains to be seen, but there's no doubt that the ability to capture data about lifestyle and exercise habits is significantly impacting the way people work out — and there's still a great deal of potential to be realized. "When people engage with tech, they're beginning to expect that something is being captured about that experience," says David Flynt, director of Precor's Experience Development Center. "Today's wearables are really great at capture. What we want to be able to do is reflect back to them something that is able to give them control over that data. We're looking at how to help them understand what that data means."
Nike's LED Basketball Court a Sight to Behold
by Michael Gaio August 2014
Nike is known for designing futuristic shoes, clothes and now, basketball courts.
Ohio State Rec Center's Rooftop 'O' Draws Solar Power
by Liz Young, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH August 2014
AEP Energy has begun installing a solar array on the roof of Ohio State's Recreation & Physical Activity Center, the latest in a series of projects around the country that use "green" energy on college campuses.
Lightning Prediction Systems Keep Florida Schools Safe
by Adam Fisher, Naples Daily News (Florida) August 2014
A recent deadly lightning strike in Fort Myers Beach has brought renewed attention to outdoor safety this time of year, when afternoon storms rage almost daily in Southwest Florida. As football coaches prepare to return to practice fields Monday, they’re reviewing more than playbooks and defensive schemes. With players spending as many as three hours a day outside over the next two weeks, coaches also are going over their lightning response protocols.
Video: Guardian 8 Pro V2 Product Demo (Sponsored)
by AB Staff July 2014
Perfect for protecting your athletic facilities, the Guardian 8 Pro V2 is an enhanced non-lethal tool designed to deliver layered defense and incident recording to all security professionals. Join Nick Sundberg of the Washington Redskins as he learns how to use the device in this short video.
Player-Tracking Technology to Assist NFL Teams, Fans
by Tom Pelissero, USA TODAY Sports July 2014
How quickly did the receiver accelerate? What was his top-end speed? How far did he run, and how much separation did he really get against the defensive back? Clearer answers than ever are coming to your TV screen this fall, and it's only the beginning of the NFL's foray into player tracking and advanced statistics that could change the way fans -- and teams -- look at what happens on the field. Every player will wear two tiny sensors in his shoulder pads this season in the first live phase of a project the league hopes will enhance the in-stadium experience as well, with further media expansion and integration with teams' existing training technology likely down the line.