Media & Technology: Equipment
Wearable Fitness Tech Dominates at Consumer Electronics Show
by Nick Daniels January 2014
For technology and fitness buffs everywhere, Christmas may be coming extra early this year.
The annual Consumer Electronics Show — scheduled to kick off Jan. 7 in Las Vegas — is the place to be to check out the latest in fitness technology, led by a growing trend in wearable fitness devices.
Technogym Previews First Google Glass Controlled Treadmill
by AB Editors January 2014
New York, N.Y. – January 3, 2013 – Technogym, the leading producer of design and technology-driven fitness equipment, will showcase the first Google glass controlled treadmill at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014, January 7-10 in Las Vegas at booth #26609 in South Hall 2. CES attendees will be given the opportunity to interact with the treadmill using Google glasses and feedback on their training will be provided through the glasses lenses.
LED Lighting Finding a Home in Major Sports Arenas
by Paul Steinbach October 2013
The most impressive stats shared with fans visiting War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, N.Y., on any given night last season weren't displayed on the scoreboard, but rather on a monitor just inside the turnstiles.
Tracking Technology Revolutionizes Athlete Training
by Paul Steinbach September 2013
As finely tuned as strength and conditioning coaches would like today's athletes to be, much of performance training to date has been based more on time-honored norms than real science.
Free Wi-Fi in San Francisco Parks, Courtesy of Google
by Emily Attwood July 2013
City parks are becoming technological hotspots. As New York spends the summer installing solar charging stations in its already Wi-Fi-enabled parks and plazas this summer, San Francisco is taking advantage of a $600,000 gift from Google that will add free Wi-Fi to 31 parks, recreation centers and plazas.
Are High-Tech Football Helmets Any Safer?
by Michael Gaio July 2013
Here at AB, we write a lot about concussions and player safety. We write about recovering from concussions. If it deals with concussions, it's always a popular topic with our readers.
Synthetic Turf Manufacturers Advance Field Cooling Solutions
by Emily Attwood August 2012
Global warming debates aside, this summer was hot. And dry. By mid-July, 64 percent of the country was suffering from drought conditions, the worst since the 1950s.
Five Questions to Ask When Purchasing Fitness Equipment
by Rob Bishop and Barry Klein June 2012
After years of trying out new fitness equipment, weighing the many options out there and regularly pulling the trigger on breathtakingly high-priced purchases, we feel like we have a handle on the process.
Shock Pads Make Bigger Impact in the Synthetic Turf Industry
by Michael Popke April 2012
One of the more popular seminars attended by industry professionals at the Synthetic Turf Council's March Spring Membership Meeting in Las Vegas didn't boast a sexy name or even a call to action.
Philadelphia Eagles and University of North Texas Invest in Wind Turbines
by Paul Steinbach June 2011
In 2003, the year Lincoln Financial Field opened, Philadelphia Eagles employees were given blue recycling bins to slide under their desks.