Athletes Help Company Using Video Games For Concussion Management

Hayley Wickenheiser once won multiple medals in Olympic and world championship competition for the Canadian national hockey team. Recently, she joined another high-profile team: the professional advisory board of Highmark Interactive, a medical technology company seeking to change how athletes manage concussions and other brain injuries. Wickenheiser is one of three former athletes to form…

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Emmitt Smith, Technology To Help Low Vision Fan Watch Dallas Cowboys

Pro football all-time leading rusher Emmitt Smith has been leveraging his fame to connect people with telecommunications giant AT&T. His latest endeavor involves a relatively new AT&T-backed startup called Aira. Aira, founded in 2014, is the creator of smart eyewear for blind and visually impaired people. Aira makes glasses with a sensory button on the…

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Why Miami Heat Switched To Mobile-Only Entry To AmericanAirlines Arena

This coming basketball season, fans of the Miami Heat won’t need to print out their tickets to home games. In fact, the Heat won’t accept paper tickets at all. Instead, people flocking to the Heat’s waterfront home court, AmericanAirlines Arena, will use their smartphones to access the venue, the Heat announced. Tickets will be available…

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From UFC To Fighting Fake News With Cryptocurrency

A new social network is paying users to post — as long as their content is verified. OnG.Social, the social media platform of parent company OneName Global, Inc., allows users to create posts using a centralized dashboard that can then distribute those posts on a user’s other social networks — Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. These…

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Full-Body Virtual Sports Game Sparc Set For Release On PlayStation VR

There are few things more fun or nostalgic than a traditional handball game. Now, one video game publisher is putting a rather futuristic twist on the pastime. CCP Games, a developer of virtual reality video games, will release Sparc, a virtual reality handball-like game, on PlayStation VR on Aug. 29, according to a press release. The…

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These Are The College Football Teams Using Virtual Training

This college football season, some quarterbacks will practice their dropbacks and throws contending not with an imposing linebacker but instead with a hologram of one. Those players, and indeed players at every position on the field, will be using VAR Football’s virtual and augmented reality technology to get in necessary off-the-field practice and train themselves…

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Conor McGregor Preps For Floyd Mayweather With Altitude Training Tech

In the lead-up to his marquee boxing match against undefeated Floyd Mayweather on Aug. 26, Conor McGregor is utilizing a new, tech-laden training facility at UFC’s campus in Las Vegas. The UFC Performance Institute, which opened in May, offers mixed martial arts fighters like McGregor a space to use innovative fitness solutions in their training…

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Big East Hoops Digital Show To Stream On FOX Sports GO, Social Media

The Big East Conference is getting a jump start on the college basketball season. In a move to enhance its digital content and get fans thinking about college basketball year-round, the conference is introducing a weekly live show called “Big East Shootaround” that will focus on the Big East schools’ men’s basketball programs. The show will…

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Monumental Sports Network Provides Fans With Multi-Angle Video Player

Imagine watching a basketball game as if you were laying on the hardwood, or seeing an arena football game the way the quarterback sees the field. Those experiences are now a reality with the recent partnership between the Monumental Sports Network, and Kiswe Mobile, an interactive video streaming platform. The deal is a first for a…

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