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Sports And Technology
Imagine a world in which your voice, and even your annoying vuvuzela, can be heard at your favorite sports stadium — even though you’re at home watching on TV. Yep, there’s a smartphone app for that, and they’re using it in Tunisia pro soccer.
Technology is coming to baseball in a weird way in 2013, as several ballparks will somewhat abandon the corded wall phones managers use to call their bullpen, and replace them with cell phones. The move is a part of MLB’s partnership with T-Mobile, and will eradicate the few steps managers had to take from the steps of the dugout to the phone on the wall. True, unadulterated progress.
All of us rubes. We thought the historically superb tennis played by Novak Djokovic this year was simply the result of a young guy with all the talent in the world refining his game, maturing mentally, and some luck…all aided by his efforts to combat his gluten allergy. But it’s never that simple, friends. No, The Wall Street Journal brings us the real reason Nole’s dominated his opponents so: the CVAC Pod, AN ENERGY-RESTORATION APPARATUS FROM THE FUTURE.
Earlier this year, we heard about how some NFL teams wanted to start putting their playbooks on iPads. A few months after that, a couple teams were starting to actually do it. And today, the St. Petersburg Times gave us more evidence that the trend is catching on.
Eric Rauscher, the creator of the Cryon-X, believes that cryotherapy is the future of sports rehab. It simulates an ice bath, but in a cryogenic chamber that is hundreds of degrees colder.
Today, a Penn-engineer-designed robot named PhillieBot threw out the first pitch at the Phillies’ 4-3 win over the Brewers. Alas, it didn’t go too well.
For all the consternation over Qatar’s winning 2022 World Cup bid, if some of the technology being proposed for the tournament comes to fruition…wow.
The NFL has strictly enforced new rules regarding dangerous hits, but that hasn’t prevented players from missing games due to head injuries. Now, the NFL seems to be looking into technology that might help prevent concussions.