In Rio 2016 Olympic Games, we saw how athletes, coaches, judges, fans, stadiums and cities benefitted from IoT technology.
I dedicated some time explaining how IoT and AI are playing an increasingly significant role in boosting talent, managing health and improving coaching and training.
Today, these technologies are enabling athletes to improve performance, coaches to better prepare for games, judges to review and score more efficiently, and fans to enjoy new, exciting experiences.
I emphasized how in creating smart things, AI and IoT can be used to make every thousandth of a second count for athletes and coaches, as well as how AI and IoT can be used to predict the future of a race, match or bet.
Therefore, athletes will continue demanding increasingly sophisticated technologies and more advanced training techniques to improve performance.
That´s why we approve of inventions like those by Paul Hawkins, creator of Hawk-Eye, a technology that is now an integral part of the spectator experience when watching sports live, or more recently, VAR (video assistant referee) in soccer.
The use of technology allows judges to watch multiple cameras in real time and view aggregated data from sensors installed on stadiums, things and athletes to make decisions more accurately and objectively.
Within stadiums and sports clubs, many leagues across the globe are incorporating technologies inside and outside to boost the unique experiences of fans.