How Tech Hac Changed The Sport
There is no industry, business, or segment of life that was not influenced by technological advancements. Sports, the multi-billion-heavy industry is no exception as it was also changed by the high-tech revolution. Even if the technological impact on sports remains second to the impact technology had in other fields like medicine, economy, etc., it is still there, and it facilitated and modernized many complex sports processes.
First of all, sports coverage was dramatically changed as it is now available on different websites that provide these services along with other information and news from the sports world. In the past, fans had only the opportunity to choose between a few TV channels to watch a match, whereby now, they can do so anytime, as not only live events are available but replays as well. Updates and news are constantly being added, and there is no chance that one misses a detail. Many sports platforms and forums unite fans at one place where they can exchange their ideas and opinions on their favorite sports or player, etc.
Technology also brought along fantasy sports which simply represents a game where the player selects his virtual team based on real athletes and clubs. It added a completely new angle to the sports industry.
Back in the days, fans had to buy tickets in a geographic location which required time and some organization. Nowadays, several mouse clicks enable you to get a ticket online without any further processes and procedures. Some websites enabled a buy-and-sell feature which lets fans sell or buy tickets at the last minute.
What Is In For The Athletes?
Athletes can use the media and social media space to win over more fans, as well as to let their fans know what they are up to through Instagram and Twitter as many famous people do. Fans have never been closer to their idols by having access to their stars, literally on every step of their way, through the athletes’ websites and social media profiles.
Also, athletes can now re-watch their matches and analyze their mistakes or opponents, etc. in a better resolution which can help them develop better tactics for the next game. The coaches can also make better assessments of the skill-set each player possesses and how to put it to use in the game.
The Smart Helmets
The sports requiring a helmet especially benefited from a newly designed sensory helmet that may prevent concussions and other head injuries on the field. The built-in sensors and magnets actually discover and disperse force which reduces the risk of a head injury. So, besides the bigger exposure of sports and athletes, high-tech also provides for a safer environment protecting players from serious risks.