Connect with us
Apply Now


How Technology Could Change the Face of the Sports Industry?

Sport is one of the best examples of how new technology can disrupt an industry and enhance the enjoyment that we get from something that has been around for a long time. What are some of the key developments that are already underway or that we can expect to see soon?

More Personalized Stats and Viewing Preferences

It seems strange now to think that we’re used to watching sport in exactly the same way as millions of other people at the same time as them. The top eight listings in the most-watched American TV shows of all time are the Super Bowls, with the XLIX event in 2015 leading the way with over 114 million viewers. Yet, every single person who watched it that year did so on the NBC network and saw exactly the same images as everyone else.

Changes have been underway lately, with the NFL moving their showpiece event onto streaming for the last couple of years. However, fans who love stats want to see something very different on their screen from those who just want to see the game, and some others prefer to see the crowd and soak up the atmosphere.

The NBA Bubble in 2020 introduced audiences to a new way of viewing games as courtside VR tickets let fans see exactly what they were interested in at all times. Expect this trend to grow, so that viewers are eventually able to watch their favorite sports with complete freedom, focusing on what most interests them.

The possibilities offered by the mixture of VR and AR aren’t just limited to watching games in a unique way. These technologies could also let us take part in sports from wherever we are, giving us far more freedom in terms of how we take part in games and events.

“Cicret Wearable Projection Band” (Public Domain) by yagisu

Wearable Tech to Lower Injuries and Boost Performance

The use of wearable tech has been increasing in sports, with many teams and athletes now using it to track real-time data. As part of the fast-growing sports analytics industry, this is something we’ve seen introduced into sports like basketball, football, and soccer in recent years. The data collected can be used to boost player performance.

Another interesting possibility is that wearable tech can help athletes to avoid injury. Going back to 2013, it was reported that the Florida State Seminoles suffered 88% fewer soft tissue injuries when using these devices. One example of this type of use is when a team’s coaches analyzes a player’s movements when they’re tired, and removes them from the action before any damage is done.

For the moment, any injury suffered while carrying out sports can cause serious harm to the athlete in question. Contacting a personal injury lawyer such as McGinley Solicitors can lead to a claim being made in the case where a person or company’s negligence caused the injury. Cycling accident claims are among the most common types and using wearable tech hooked up to the cyclist’s smartphone could help to mitigate this.

These are just a few examples of how emerging technology is changing the face of the sporting world and giving us new ways to enjoy the games that we most love.

Continue Reading

Copyright © 2022 Disrupt ™ Magazine is a Minority Owned Privately Held Company - Disrupt ™ was founder by Puerto Rican serial entrepreneur and philanthropist Tony Delgado who is on a mission to transform Latin America using the power of education and entrepreneurship.

Disrupt ™ Magazine
151 Calle San Francisco
Suite 200
San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00901

Opinions expressed by Disrupt Contributors are their own. Disrupt Magazine invites voices from many diverse walks of life to share their perspectives on our contributor platform. We are big believers in freedom of speech and while we do enforce our community guidelines, we do not actively censor stories on our platform because we want to give our contributors the freedom to express their opinions. Articles are not commissioned by our editorial team, and opinions expressed by our community contributors do not reflect the opinions of Disrupt or its employees.
We are committed to fighting the spread of misinformation online so if you feel an article on our platform goes against our community guidelines or contains false information, we do encourage you to report it. We need your help to fight the spread of misinformation. For more information please visit our Contributor Guidelines available here.

Disrupt ™ is the voice of latino entrepreneurs around the world. We are part of a movement to increase diversity in the technology industry and we are focused on using entrepreneurship to grow new economies in underserved communities both here in Puerto Rico and throughout Latin America. We enable millennials to become what they want to become in life by learning new skills and leveraging the power of the digital economy. We are living proof that all you need to succeed in this new economy is a landing page and a dream. Disrupt tells the stories of the world top entrepreneurs, developers, creators, and digital marketers and help empower them to teach others the skills they used to grow their careers, chase their passions and create financial freedom for themselves, their families, and their lives, all while living out their true purpose. We recognize the fact that most young people are opting to skip college in exchange for entrepreneurship and real-life experience. Disrupt Magazine was designed to give the world a taste of that.