Amy Bennett

By Amy Bennett on February 1, 2017

USA Cycling brings IoT data and analytics to the track

USA Cycling Women’s Team Pursuit joined forces with Watson IoT, IBM Analytics, and IBM jStart to incorporate real-time data analytics from the internet of things into their training. They broke their own world record and shaved more than 2 full seconds off of their results. They then went on to win Silver at the 2016 Olympic […]

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By Amy Bennett on November 17, 2016

Brady is back: how to take the air out of any future deflategate

This fall, Wilson launched the world’s first connected football. Retailing at $199.99, this remarkable item is capable of tracking throwing distance, speed, efficiency of spin and a whole lot besides. In the wake of last year’s deflategate, I can’t help wondering whether connected footballs might have stopped the controversy in its tracks. Who’s to say […]

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By Amy Bennett on September 21, 2016

IoT ruins movies: Jaws

Setting the scene Great white sharks are back and hopefully here to stay off of Cape Cod Massachusetts. In early August, there were 6 great white sharks spotted feeding on a whale carcass near Truro beaches. The day we left Cape Cod from vacation, a large shark was seen at noon only 4 ft from […]

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By Amy Bennett on July 26, 2016

USA Cycling: Top 10 things behind the IoT competitive advantage

USA Cycling Women’s Team Pursuit is using IoT technology to train, race and win.  Below are the top 10 things in their winning technology recipe.   1. Track power Stages Cycling is the official power meter supplier of USA Cycling. Power data is integral to cyclists and coaches seeking to maximize the athlete’s on bike […]

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By Amy Bennett on July 26, 2016

USA Cycling Women’s Team Pursuit: In their own words

This blog walks you through some of the amazing photography of John Huet with a few words from the USA Cycling Women’s Team Pursuit team members.  Please make sure to check out our blog series about the teaming of USA Cycling and IBM. “Our sport is so unique in that it is not just a […]

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By Amy Bennett on July 20, 2016

Watson IoT and Sports: Change the Game

The Internet of Things (IoT) has the power to impact every aspect of your life. From the quality of your sleep, to your commute and how you interact with the city and people around you. The IoT is delving deeper and revolutionizing the way you interact with sports. Athletes, sports fans and venues alike are […]

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By Amy Bennett on June 16, 2016

SilverHook: It’s plane sailing with Watson IoT

For those wanting to dive in to IoT, our partnership with Cisco and SilverHook is the perfect example of why you should take the plunge, and get your feet wet… SilverHook powerboats These stunning vehicles reach speeds surpassing 100 MPH in the open ocean. SilverHook Powerboats pride themselves on their advanced monohull designs. These specialized […]

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By Amy Bennett on June 15, 2016

Chain reaction: USA cycling and IBM Watson IoT

Photos by John Huet. In February USA Cycling Coach Neal Henderson first announced how Team USA would use the IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) platform to help his riders. One of the first of its kind, this gold standard of sporting partnerships meant that cyclists could learn to make adjustments as they rode, using cutting edge technology to […]

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