Media & Technology: Equipment
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.
Headband Sensors Measure Impacts at Soccer Tourney
by Rich Romine firstname.lastname@example.org July 2014
The past four years have become paradise for the best Cal South Soccer organizations competing at Pleasant Valley Fields. It’s a 55-acre park, featuring 11 full-size fields or 25 smaller fields for youth soccer matches,
VIDEO: Jaguars Debut World's Largest Video Boards
by Michael Gaio July 2014
The Jacksonville Jaguars unveiled the world's largest video boards on Saturday.
Rockies Misspell 'Tulowitzki' on 15K Giveaway T-Shirts
by Tom Mahon, Daily News Staff Writer July 2014
The Colorado Rockies gave out 15,000 Troy Tulowitzki shirts on Saturday night that weren't exactly letter perfect.
Virigina Tech Testing Hockey Helmets for Concussion Risk
by Andrew Brandt July 2014
Hockey helmets may soon be getting hit with some big changes, but hopefully they'll be able to absorb the impact.