Adidas Challenge App Gets Fans Moving, Wins Bayern Munich HackDays

MUNICH — A team called “Beat Adidas” became the first to win the grand prize at FC Bayern Munich’s inaugural HackDays event which ran from Jan 19-22. The hackathon event was divided up into seven predetermined challenges, with this team taking part in the Adidas stream. In order to win the grand prize, it first needed…

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SenseArena Virtual Reality Hockey Training Looks To Help Young Players

Ice hockey is undeniably one of the quickest sports where coaches currently rely heavily on on-ice drills with players to maximize their game intelligence, reflexes and performance. A company from the Czech Republic, SenseArena, is looking to help young players develop their skills, through a dedicate virtual reality training program. It has created what it is…

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FC Bayern Munich To Host HackDays To Drive New Fan Experiences

For Germany’s FC Bayern Munich, there are very few firsts that the club has to check off thanks to its illustrious history. But from Jan. 19-22, for the first time the club will host what it is calling the FC Bayern HackDays to help to create new, innovative fan experiences based around the current German Bundesliga…

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Samsung Gives Speedskaters SmartSuit Tech For Olympic Winter Games

With the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games beginning next month, Samsung has revealed it has given two Dutch short track speedskaters access to the Samsung SmartSuit to try to help them win Olympic gold. A competitive form of speed-skating, short track speed competitions take place on an oval ice track of a circumference of just 364…

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Xampion Creates Soccer Boot Sensors To Measure Player Performance

Over 160 years ago, shoes, and by extension, sportswear was revolutionized. A shoemaker, Lyman R.Blake became the first to invent a machine for sewing the soles of shoes to the uppers. However, a Finnish company wants to merge the trusty sole with technology to bring soccer analytics into the 21st century. Xampion has created removable…

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Auto Racing-Inspired Technology To Help Airbus Drone Program

A division of Williams Grand Prix Engineering, a Formula One racing team, has signed a deal with aeronautics giant Airbus to provide auto racing-inspired technology to help further develop the capabilities of drones. Williams Advanced Engineering, through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), will collaborate with Airbus on the company’s Zephyr High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) program. Specifically,…

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