The modern world undoubtedly loves technology. All you have to look at are the extensive queues of people waiting hours on end to get their hands on the latest iPhone. While technology advanced the gadgets and devices people use every day, it has filtered into the world of sports as much as any other sector.
From video assistant referees to real-time online sports betting, the next time you make your NFL picks against the spread, consider how technological innovations have made this possible. If you are not well-versed with the latest innovations in sports, here are some top ones.
1. Edge detector
Those who watch live cricket games must have heard a commentator talk about Snicko at some point. Hawk-Eye innovation’s UltraEdge and BBG Sports’ Real Time Snicko are edge detectors that are quite useful. They utilize sound waves to establish whether a ball has been in contact with the bat before the opposing team captures it.
The edge detector uses an oscilloscope and sensitive stump mic to measure sound waves. These sounds are then filtered from background noise and, coupled with video streams, are replayed in slow motion in order for the third umpire to analyze a judgment.
2. Artificial Intelligence
In sports today, AI is a product of efficiently collecting comprehensive and timely information on athletes’ performance. Artificial intelligence is applied in many industries. In sports, experts have predicted that it will greatly improve team outcomes and make it much easier to identify prolific athletes globally.
AI is used hand in hand with other algorithms to hasten and improve the decision-making process. Implementing it into various sports might also make it possible to predict outcomes more precisely.
Training one’s intellect is as important as exercising the body. Cutting-edge neuroscience blended with proprietary technology permits sports teams to customize their action plans. Certain prescriptive counsel is also used to maximize an athlete’s brain functionality.
Thanks to advanced neuroscience, it is now possible to train, measure, and enhance the brain, similar to past centuries when elite athletes were measured, improved, and trained to boost performance. A good example of a neuroscience device is the Halo headband available to the general public in 2017.
The device sends pulses throughout the brain, helping the neurons fire together. It is often used to tune athletes’ brains for major races and exercise.
There are numerous sports innovations in the market to enhance athletes’ performance and improve fans’ experiences. As the years advance, technology is utilized heavily to improve the industry. Other honorable mentions are disability accessibility, NFTs, and virtual reality.
- As per the Public Gambling Act of 1867, all Indian states, except Goa, Daman and Sikkim, prohibit gambling
- Land-based casinos are legalized, with certain guidelines, in Goa and Daman, as per the Goa, Daman and Diu Public Gambling Act 1976
- Land-based casinos, Online gambling and E-gaming (games of chance) are legalized in Sikkim under the Sikkim Online Gaming (Regulation) Rules 2009
- Only some Indian states have legalized online/regular lotteries as per and subject to the conditions laid down by state laws. Kindly refer to the same here
- Horse racing and betting on horse racing, including online betting, is permitted only in a licensed premise in select states. Kindly refer to the 1996 Judgement by the Supreme Court Of India here and for more information
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