SyncThink Hopes to Boost Brain Performance With Magic Leap

Eye-tracking company SyncThink is entering the world of athletic cognitive training as part of a new partnership with mixed-reality headset maker Magic Leap. The neuroscience company has long been in the business of helping athletes who have suffered head trauma, such as concussions, recuperate. Its virtual reality training platform on Samsung Gear VR has fed…

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NHL Adds On-Bench Analytics to iPads in New SAP Deal

The NHL is bringing real-time, on-ice analytics to every club’s bench starting soon after the All-Star game. The league has teamed up with SAP and expanded its partnership with Apple to arm all teams with iPads that will be fed dozens of real-time statistics about each game. The plan builds on the NHL’s test during…

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Under Armour Launches Ecosystem of Connected Fitness Products

Under Armour announced a suite of connected products at CES last week as it works to further integrate users into its digital ecosystem of smart shoes, watches, earbuds, and the MapMyRun app. Along with the launch of its fourth-generation HOVR connected shoe, the sports apparel company announced integrations with Samsung’s Galaxy smartwatch and JBL wireless…

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MLB Exec Chris Park Departs to Run Esports Organization Gen.G

Leading esports organization Gen.G has tapped MLB executive vice president Chris Park to serve as its new chief executive officer. Park will leave his post at MLB, where he’s served since 2015, most recently as EVP of products and marketing, managing digital product development, marketing, and international business development. While at the league, Park kept…

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Ellis Wyms Believes Athletes Can Inspire Students to Learn Computer Science

SportTechie’s Athletes Voice series features the views and opinions of the athletes who use and are powered by technology. Recently, SportTechie chatted with retired NFL defensive tackle, and Super Bowl XXXVII champion, Ellis Wyms, who spent eight years in the league with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings. Wyms recently founded educational nonprofit…

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Tampa Bay Rays Remove 300 Section in Intimate New Stadium Design

The Tampa Bay Rays are nixing their upper-level section at Tropicana Field and installing a system of LED lights, according to newly revealed designs meant to make the ballpark more “intimate.” The renovations come as part of a new series of capital improvements that include reconfiguring the park’s seating capacity from roughly 42,000 down to…

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College Football Playoff to Deploy Satisfi Labs’ AI on Game Day

The College Football Playoff app will feature an artificial intelligence system at Monday’s title game that will guide fans around the stadium and feed them information about the game. The CFP, which will host No. 1 Alabama Crimson and No. 2 Clemson Tigers at the San Francisco 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, will deploy…

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A Guide to Tackling CES 2019 as a Sports Tech Professional

The 2019 Consumer Electronics Show will feature the largest assortment of sports technology and fitness companies in CES history. With panels and exhibitors spread across several hotels, sports tech professionals looking to make the most of their experience should read on and begin to pencil together a schedule for the huge show that runs from…

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