Media & Technology: Equipment
- VR Offers NBA Fans a New Perspective
by Jeff Zillgitt May 2018
When NBA analyst Stephanie Ready's television colleagues ask her about calling a game in virtual reality, they often picture her wearing virtual reality goggles. But, no, that's not the way it works for Ready and play-by-play commentator Spero Dedes, who are announcing Western Conference finals games between Houston and Golden State in virtual reality for Turner Sports in partnership with the NBA and Intel.
- City Officials Discuss Synthetic Turf Safety
by The Union Leader May 2018
Dover, N.H., city officials hosted a public forum Tuesday evening to learn more about switching from grass to artificial turf at the high school's football field, and some members of the public expressed concern about the safety of synthetic products.
- Protective Masks Gain Prominence on Softball Field
by Dave Kane May 2018
When Williamsville High School senior softball pitcher Payton Long was struck in the shoulder by a batted ball in a game against Taylorville this spring, she admittedly was “a little shocked.
- Virginia Tech Lab to Rate Soccer Headgear
by Robby Korth May 2018
More than half of soccer players suffer some concussion symptoms annually. Virginia Tech researchers are working to reduce that number by rating the head injury-prevention effectiveness of headbands and caps available on the market for soccer players.
- How Accurate Are Wearables?
by Angie Ferguson May 2018
Wearable technology is commonplace now, with everything from activity trackers and smartwatches to sports watches that are GPS-enabled. However, despite their popularity, it is now widely accepted that they still largely lack the ability to provide accurate training data.
- New Product Roundup: Fitness Equipment | Lifeguard Chair | Laundry
by AB Staff April 2018
Check out the newest products as seen in the April 2018 issue.
- 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.
- 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: