Media & Technology: Equipment
- Helmet Study Helped Lead to Concussion Breakthrough
by Luanne Rife March 2018
The Food and Drug Administration this month approved the first blood test to be used in determining whether someone has a brain-injuring concussion.
- Treadmill Purchasing Guide: Six Things To Know Before You Buy
by AB Staff February 2018
When shopping for treadmills, you'll need to decide whether you want to spend a little more to offer your customers a unit with high-end touchscreens and Bluetooth connectivity, or a cost-effective, durable, barebones machine that will simply keep your members moving. Here's a quick rundown of what to look for as you navigate the treadmill market.
- Helmet Logo Company Says Product Should Stick
by Telegram & Gazette February 2018
It’s rare to see an NFL team logo fly off a football helmet after a big hit, but it happened in the 2016 season, during a frigid December game in Chicago.
- Perch Looks to Reinvent the Rack with Smart Tech
by Andy Berg January 2018
A new startup is hoping to help athletes and coaches better track and refine workouts.
- How Scoreboards and Video Displays Have Evolved
by Andy Berg November 2017
Whether picking berries or hunting game, humans have long wanted to know who found the most and who got the biggest. That said, we've come a long way since the days of notching mammoths on the cave wall. Scoreboards have gone from slates upon which points were tallied to technological marvels capable of displaying not only the score but also high-definition video replays in 100,000-seat stadiums. Here's a look at how scoreboards have evolved:
- How AB Show Can Help You Stay Sharp and Get Ahead
by Jason Scott October 2017
Competition is fierce, whether your career in athletics, fitness or recreation takes you on the field or not. You need to stay sharp to stay ahead, and there's no better place to hone your gameplan than at AB Show 2017, Nov. 8-11, in Orlando, Fla. Wherever you are on your professional path, AB Show has something to offer. Here's a sneak peek at what to expect from this year's event:
- New Product Roundup: Pool Dehumidifiers | Volleyball Equipment | Lighting
by AB Staff September 2017
New Product Roundup
- ISU Introduces VR Eye-Tracking Tech to the Sidelines
by Courtney Cameron August 2017
In light of recent studies suggesting a correlation between contact-sport brain injuries and long-term medical ailments, Iowa State University has enlisted the help of SyncThink’s EYE-SYNC technology to assess athletes’ readiness to return to play.
- Notes from the 2017 IDEA World Fitness & Nutrition Expo
by Courtney Cameron August 2017
The 2017 IDEA World Fitness & Nutrition Expo was held July 20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, where 14,000 fitness professionals and enthusiasts gathered to soak in the latest trends — from workout gear and diet supplements to in-gym data tracking technology.
- New Product Roundup: Cardio Equipment | Pool Shells | Bleacher Wraps
by Courtney Cameron July 2017
Check out the newest products as seen in the July | August 2017 issue.
The new Spinner® Chrono™ and Chrono Power bikes are the latest introductions to the Spinner family of indoor cycles. The Chrono Power provides direct-power measurement at the power source, delivering the most accurate measurement of personal performance on an indoor cycle. The breakthrough design eliminates the need for batteries in either the console or power sensor, instead utilizing a self-powered generator to store energy and supply current to the console. A new backlit color console supports SpinPOWER® programming and features an easy-to-use interface showing watts, cadence, heart rate, time, distance and 10 different interval settings. The aluminum-framed bike also includes a patent-pending magnetic resistance system to apply resistance more evenly.