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Sports Leads The Way For Immersive Technology

By Jack Wilson, Head of Technology & VR at Sports Innovation Network 31/07/2017

[Virtual / Augmented / Mixed Reality] has been on the tip of the tongue for tech evangelists for what seems an age, but it is only in the past 12-18 months that the blue touch paper has been dangled in front of the flame, and [Sport is leading the way.] Elite sport is the greatest and most natural [creator of content], the [p ...

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Press Release: World Virtual & Augmented Reality Sports Innovation Summit 2017

By Richard Cohen, Production Director, Sports Innovation Network 30/06/2017

2017 is shaping up to be the breakthrough year for [Immersive Technology] and [Spor]t. With an expected [market potential in excess of $100 Billion by 2020], the opportunities for growth are enormous. The [World Virtual & Augmented Reality Sports Innovation Summit 2017] takes place in [San Francisco] on [November 15-16] and bri ...

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Elite Sport Nutritionist Ben Coomber Discusses Elite Performance Ahead Of The Rugby Innovation Summit

By Ben Coomber 05/06/2017

The [2nd Annual Rugby Innovation Summit 2017] now less than a month away (May 3/4th) we caught up with performance nutritionist [Ben Coomber] who we are delighted to announce will be presenting at the event. Ben runs [Body Type Nutrition], an online nutrition coaching company that also runs a multi-level, online nutrition coachi ...

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The Connected Athlete: The Role Data Science Plays In Athlete Management

By Richard Cohen, Production Director, Sports Innovation Network 05/06/2017

The role of technology in elite sports performance continues to grow exponentially. Wearable tech, immersive reality, and video replay are just a few examples where technology is taking an increasingly dominant role in what is an incredibly exciting time for the entire elite sporting ecosystem. Intel have recently invested ...

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Jan Van Loon, Arsenal’s Head of Individual Player Development Interview

By Richard Cohen, Production Director, Sports Innovation Network 05/06/2017

[1) How is performance profiling being used to determine a player's 'coach-ability'?] “Hi Bobby, what would you like to become in the future?” “A Professional football player Sir,” says Bobby. “Do you want to become Sanchez or Ozil?” “Just Bobby Sir,” says Bobby!! People change constantly whether or not they ...

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Do English Clubs ‘Fail to Prepare Their Young Players’?

By Richard Cohen, Production Director, Sports Innovation Network 24/01/2017

Do English Clubs ‘Fail to Prepare Their Young Players’? [Pep Guardiola’s] comment last Friday that the Premier League Clubs should introduce [‘B’ teams], irrelevant of City’s recent poor run of form, was in fact incredibly thought-provoking. ...

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'The Socialisation Approach’ – FC Barcelona

By Richard Cohen, Production Director, Sports Innovation Network 17/01/2017

A constant theme throughout the Football Innovation Summit is looking closely at how clubs use and apply technology to achieve greater on-field success. A leading figure in this conversation is Raul Pelaez, Director of Technology and Knowledge Management at FC Barcelona. Raul will be speaking on Day 1 of the Summit. Understand ...

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Rugby Concussions Increase by 59% – Bigger Hits or Greater Awareness?

By Luke, Co-Founder, Game Changer Sports 15/09/2015

As rugby takes priority on our TV screens for the next few weeks (thank you RWC2015) I thought it important to reference the fascinating programme earlier this week on BBC Panorama focussing on rugby concussion led by the brilliant John Beattie. The one statistic that has stuck with me since is the RFU figure that concussion ...

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“If we have children, there’s no chance they’re playing rugby…!"

By Luke, Co-Founder, Game Changer Sports 05/06/2017

The debate this week around the much publicised petition to ban tackling in schools rugby has been fascinating. There has been an overwhelming response from the rugby and non-rugby community largely declaring the notion as ridiculous. As a former player with huge passion for the game I am a vociferous member of the ‘Don’t Ban ...

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Athlete Biometric Data: The future of fan engagement content?

By Nick Longworth, Director, Sports Innovation Network 01/11/2017

This is a short commentary in advance of panel discussion on the same topic at the Sports Performance Data & Fan Engagement Summit in San Francisco on 30-31st January 2018. There has been a market surge in both provision of and demand for fitness applications and sport wearables (Apple Watch, Fitbit, and MI band), with biomet ...

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