Media & Technology: Equipment
BMW Wheelchair Design to Boost Paralympians
by Nancy Armour, USA TODAY Sports August 2015
U.S. Paralympians soon will be racing in BMWs. BMW is scheduled to announce Wednesday that it is designing and developing a wheelchair for U.S. athletes to use at next summer's Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Startup Capitalizing on Demand for Locally Made Softballs
by Kelsey Husnick August 2015
One of America's favorite pastimes just got a little more American. Apex Sports, based in Zanesville, is the first company to produce softballs in the United States in more than 30 years.
The AB Extra: July 31
by Laura Godlewski July 2015
In this week's AB Extra, you'll find news about PED testing at e-sport competitions, a cooling mask for athletes designed by Nike and a mouth guard made by a former NFL player that gives real time data on players' hydration and heat levels.
49ers, Cowboys Practice with Virtual Reality Technology
by Matt Barrows, The Sacramento Bee (TNS) July 2015
The 49ers and Cowboys will add virtual reality to their weekly preparations this season with more teams expected to sign on in coming days. Five FBS college teams also use it, both to give their players virtual practice repetitions — notably without any physical wear and tear — and to allow recruits to experience what it’s like to be part of their program.
Opinion: MLB Needs to Seek New Lumber
by Sam Donnellon, The Philadelphia Daily News July 2015
Last month's gruesome injury from a broken maple bat to a woman at Fenway Park has renewed dialogue about improving ballpark safety. Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said during his annual luncheon with baseball writers at the All-Star Game that MLB was evaluating ballpark safety features, but any changes will not be implemented until next season.
The AB Extra: June 19
by Laura Godlewski June 2015
This week's AB Extra features news about a startup that aims to improve athletic equipment, a study that suggests that active video games are a good substitute for physical activity for kids and a university that is looking out for those who are texting and walking.
The AB Extra: June 12
by Laura Godlewski June 2015
This week's AB Extra features a smelly situation at Dodger Stadium, an NFL football star with plans to become a chicken farmer following his retirement, and the emergence of virtual reality technology in both football and general exercise.
Sponsored Video: Cybex Care - Asset Management for Gyms
by AB Staff June 2015
Cybex has recently introduced Cybex Care, a web-based asset management system designed to help gym owners save money, reduce equipment downtime, and manage machine usage.
The AB Extra: May 22
by Cooper Brown May 2015
This week's AB Extra features a new interactive technology that is looking to transform the treadmill experience into art, a touching show of patriotism by fans at a collegiate softball game, and a high school golf team that that came to the rescue in an apartment inferno.
Biometrics Gaining Steam in College Rec Centers
by April 2015
Modernizing existing athletic facilities has become a priority for many colleges and universities as they compete for the all-important student dollar. Campus recreation centers in particular have evolved into recruiting anchors for those schools, but despite consistent investments in facility amenities, many rec centers have been slow to replace their older access-control methods with more modern options like biometrics, which matches finger, hand or iris scanning with a member's profile.