Friday, July 29, 2016

New technologies are flooding the Olympics – Metro Belgium

Sports and technologies. This cocktail is now part of the arsenal of any nation that competes in the Olympic Games and wants to boost the performance of their athletes to flirt with a maximum of podiums. Advanced technology has also invited the Brazilian games. In addition to drastically redefine sports, innovation offers viewers unprecedented visual experience.

Technological advances provide additional weapons referees to judge the athletes. They offer their precision that no longer tolerates errors and approximations.

Shooting (archery and firearm)

Both the archery than with firearms familiar small revolutions. Both trials are provided with electronic systems ( “Falcon Eye”) -already tested in Beijing in 2008- who support the referees in their decision. The points are now instantly displayed at the time of impact on the screens. As for weapons, they are all marked with a “radio-frequency tag” and their movements are pinpointed.

Canoe, kayak and rowing

In order for the public to observe the position , performance, changes of pace and tactical athletes, sophisticated GPS (Omega) will be mounted on the boats and their data projected on screens.


athletes who compete will now be observed from all angles since cameras placed in L shape cover all movements


 a picture taken with an underwater camera shows  a general view of concurrents in the pool During  the men's 4x200m freestyle relay final in the  swimming event of the 16th Asian Games in  Guangzhou on November 15, 2010. AFP PHOTO /  FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS  XAVIER MARIT

Already tested during the Kazan championships in 2015, a new monitoring system (Omega) will equip the pools. In the 800m races and 1,500m freestyle, screens (30 x 20cm) totaling the number of swimmers passages will be placed at the bottom. The opportunity for the athletes -who désirent- to evaluate the distance he has to go.


the referees will now help a new system which, using ten cameras that crisscross the land and the net, validate paths the balloon. A bit like “the goal-line technology” (video on the goal line) football. These results and the number of yellow cards and points of both teams will be visible on giant screens for spectators.

games as if you were

 SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 05: Olympian Cyrus  Hostetler expect Team USAs Virtual Reality  Experience Powered by Samsung Gear VR During the  2015 Road to Rio tower at & quot; B & quot; Street  Pier on September 5, 2015 in San Diego,  California. Jonathan Leibson / Getty Images for  Samsung / AFP

Diving in the shoes of an athlete or a spectator or just immersion in the heart of one of the 37 sites that will host the Olympic competition. Through various channels (paying) as the Olympic broadcasting Service (OBS) Google street View or NBC Channel (which broadcast the Games in the United States, many sporting events (boxing, athletics, gymnastics, fencing, diving) will be broadcast 8K (ultra HD is 16 times better than the Full HD) available for some virtual reality helmets. These experiences (devices) immersive 360 ​​° are possible through partnerships developed with Web giants like Samsung (thanks to Samsung’s helmet, the Gear VR) or Google (Street View).

special payments

Rio not only respond to standard payments during its Olympics . Indeed, VISA and bank Bradesco inaugurated a wristband be used by nearly 3,000 people to make payments on some 4,000 Olympic venues via an NFC chip (which allows the exchange of encrypted data). In addition, 45 athletes sponsored by the brand will get them a ring (waterproof) empowering them to do without a credit card.


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