Last week, the NFL made history by inserting sensors into the football during live NFL for the first time. The sensors, manufactured by Zebra Technologies and located under the ball’s laces, can capture information like velocity, acceleration and distance. What's interesting to notice regarding the Zebra/NFL partnership is that for the first time the NFL will furnish each team in the league with data generated by Zebra. These statistics will allow teams to evaluate athlete pe
As part of its big push in the AI space, IBM made sure to give tennis fans a glimpse at what IBM Watson is capable of to enhance the fans sports experience. This time, IBM’s SlamTracker analytics technology was available on mobile devices for the first time at the U.S. Open. IBM Watson was able to access 41M data points collected over the past eight years of Grand Slam tennis and let fans analyze current and historical player, match and tournament data, including a baseline
Last week the LA Galaxy kicked off their VR mini series in association with VR startup Laduma. LA Galaxy fans can check the VR video here featuring Steven Gerrard. The LA Galaxy VR app can be downloaded on Sept 1 on Android and iOS. In our view many other MLS teams are likely to jump on the bandwagon in order to provide new types of interactive content with its fans and take advantage of the growing appetite for VR content.