Details of Technology Gear Implemented at Rio Olympics 2016

by Praneeth Karnena 0

Rio Olympics

Athletes at Rio Olympics 2016 were seen using advanced tech gear. Rio Olympics 2016 has implemented technology to a great extent. Tech Innovations at Rio Olympics has brought new revolution in terms of sports and games. The Olympics are a global stage for the world’s most elite athletes, which means they’re also a prime venue for premiering new tech. These trending technologies elevate the players to the top of their game. The competitors in Rio Olympics are taking the advantage of the gadgets to improve their speed, focus and agility. Data and information companies are developing new ways to make it easier for fans to follow the events from anywhere. Here are some of the innovations that  are aimed to make the Olympics run more effectively.

 

Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality

 

1. NIKE AERO BLADES

Nike Research Labs has been developing gear to make the players reduce the drag and to make them more aerodynamic. But its new innovation is AERO BLADES which made its first appearance in Rio Olympics. Nike’s Aero Blades are “formed nodes” that look like tiny hooks or spikes and reduce wind resistance by influencing the movement of air around athletes. The sports brand has produced leg and arm sleeves covered in Aero Blades, along with adhesive patches. These Aero Blades are placed into the mannequins and in the wind tunnel so that they could be able to reduce the drag with the aim to cross the finishing line faster. Shop at Nike.

Nike AeroBlades
Nike AeroBlades-Rio Olympics

 

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2. AUGMENTED REALITY GLASSES

The cyclists who want to check their vital signs and boost up their performance in mid race, these Augmented Reality glasses provide view of the info “heads up and heads free”. Solos which has been the official sponsorer of the U.S cycling team has associated with the athletes to create a pair of shades that display stats such as cadence, heart rate, speed, distance, duration and more, layered over the road ahead. These glasses were developed by Westborough, Mass based Kopin Corporation in the view to make the players dynamic and more flexible. Shop for Augmented Reality gadgets.

 

AR Glasses-Rio Olympics
AR Glasses-Rio Olympics

 

3. IMAGESAT INTERNATIONAL SECURITY SATELLITE

Security satellite systems are installed on the earth’s atmosphere for Rio Olympics.  Its named as Eros-B which which is operated and owned by  Israeli company ImageSat International. It is providing detailed inspections of Rio de Janeiro during both the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Its been on the lower layer of the atmosphere taking the images of the earth since 2006.  Now it has made some advancements like  the pictures of high resolution, capturing the picture in and around 31 miles which helps in identifying the people, cars, goods in gaming according to Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Previously its been used for disaster,urban, maritime and military monitoring.

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ImageSat Security Satellite-Rio Olympics
ImageSat Security Satellite-Rio Olympics

 

4. GETTY IMAGES CURATION AND SHARING

Getty Images has launched a new platform for the Rio Olympics Games 2016. This platform  organizes the Getty library, which contains more than 200 million images, into multiple searchable galleries. The platform also includes pages highlighting individual athletes, sports and countries, as well as an archive section featuring photos from 1896, the year of the first modern games. Nearly 120 getty photographers have took  part in these Olympics to gather more than 2 million photographs over the course of the event. Robotic cameras,underwater cameras, 360 degrees cameras are being used. These  pictures will appear within few minutes on the getty website from the moment  its captured. It has provided the service to upload the images in the social media. Beyond these features, Getty’s iOS and Android apps now support 360-degree images and Google Cardboard.

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Getty-Rio Olympics
Getty-Rio Olympics

 

5. NBC AND SAMSUNG VR PROGRAMMING

NBC and Samsung are the partners of the Rio Olympics to stream the events for almost 84 hours in Virtual Reality. The Olympics opening and closing ceremonies and many more events are being accessed in Virtual Reality to Samsung Galaxy smartphone and a Samsung Gear VR headset via the NBC Sports app. Samsung customers with a TV provider can also see the VR content via TV Everywhere. One sport per day will be available to users in the U.S., from Aug. 6 through Aug. 22, on delay. This is the first time Olympics programming will be available in VR. According to NBC Olympics, it first tested the capability during the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, this past February. Buy a VR Headset.

Virtual Reality-Rio Olympics
Virtual Reality-Rio Olympics

There are many more tech innovations which were implemented  in Rio Olympics 2016. These innovations elevate nature the sports and games all over the world in every then and now.

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