Media & Technology: Equipment
New Helmet Prototype Introduced to Protect Pitchers
by Michael Popke March 2011
Easton-Bell Sports CEO Paul Harrington joined representatives from Little League International and the California Interscholastic Federation on Monday to unveil a new helmet prototype designed to help protect pitchers on the mound. "With our pitching helmet prototype, we have redefined what is possible and launched a new era of protection for baseball pitchers," Harrington said from the manufacturer's new Helmet Technology Center in Scotts Valley, Calif.
Biometrics Becoming Popular for Access Control at Rec Facilities
by Nicholas Brown February 2011
The very word biometrics tends to evoke scenes from sci-fi movies or thoughts of political intrigue. Despite that cachet, biometrics has evolved into a rather practical tool in access control.
Notre Dame's Fatal Scissor Lift Accident Shakes Collegiate Sports Video Community
by Paul Steinbach November 2010
By all accounts, Declan Sullivan loved his job as a student videographer for the University of Notre Dame football program. But he also recognized the risks. Before going to work Oct. 27, a day that saw extreme high winds whip through South Bend, Ind., the 20-year-old tweeted, "I guess I've lived long enough." Once aloft on a 50-foot scissor lift, with wind gusts exceeding 50 miles per hour, genuine panic ensued. "This is terrifying," Sullivan typed.
Low Tech Still Rules in Sustainable Rec Center Design
by Andrew Cohen September 2010
Low tech still rules in sustainable rec center design, but the time seems ripe for certain innovations to begin infiltrating the market.
Technology Tweaks Make it Easy for Gyms to Accommodate Activities
by Paul Steinbach September 2010
New tweaks to familiar technologies are making it easier for gyms to accommodate virtually any combination of activities.
Advances in Dehumidification Efforts Target Chloramines
by Michael Popke July 2010
Advances in dehumidification efforts target chloramines and other gases that leave aquatics facility patrons gasping for breath.
Technology Advances Complicate Cell Phone, iPod Usage in Locker Rooms
by Nicholas Brown April 2010
Technological advancements in handheld personal devices complicate usage policies for the locker room and beyond.
High-Def Video Enhances Spectating Experience on Grand Scale
by Paul Steinbach December 2009
High-definition video technology is enhancing the sports spectator experience on a grand scale.
Don't Try This at Home
by Andrew Cohen November 2009
Technology Allows for Racing Events All but Devoid of Human Error
by Paul Steinbach August 2009
Technological advances have allowed for racing events that are all but devoid of human error.