Technology’s Impact on Sports

JUL 22

The world of sport is constantly changing, and the use of technology is just one of those areas that has made an impact on sports in the modern day. Advanced technology has become smaller, more resilient thereby paving the way for new opportunities.
Presently athletes wear sensors that convey real-time information to a trainer’s tablet, GPS accurately pinpoints movement, smartphones keep everyone current and wearable tech can avoid injuries. Here are some ways technology has boosted sports;

• Provides spectators with better view of sport performances. You are basically in the show with virtual reality. Virtual Reality is being used both on and off the field to help improve player performance and give fans a better viewing experience. From a fan perspective, VR will get you closer to the game, and even on the field.
• Assisting Referees and Umpires. Now we can use tech to call the shots because we know referees are human beings and do make mistakes too. Most professional sports now use instant replay and other high-tech aids to help referees make the right call.
• Tracking Performance. Using sensors placed on the body, sports trainers can measure and track performance in real time. Almost anything about the athlete can be measured, from breathing to temperature. These live metrics can help the trainer determine what aspects each athlete needs to focus on more.
• Improvement in the design of sport equipment and apparel. With the help of technology, we now have better and smart equipment to assist both the athlete and officials.

Tech is building better athletes and keeping them more secure on the field. The innovative work of sports apparatus development is an industry that open doors for employment and investment opportunities.