Sport and fitness

By Jen Clark on April 12, 2017

London Marathon: Improve your training with the IoT

To many, the arrival of April means better weather, Easter and perhaps a half-hearted attempt at the couch-to-5k app. To serious runners up and down the UK, however, it means the London Marathon is upon us at last. So this is one for you runners, you brave and wondrous folk. We asked IBM-er Rich Howarth, […]

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By Hannah Merry on April 6, 2017

IoT and the World Cycling Track Championships

This year sees the UCI World Track Championships held in Hong Kong from April 12th-16th. Last year, IBM collaborated with Team USA to give the Women’s Team Pursuit a competitive edge by using real-time data to improve their technique on the track. As this partnership continues, cyclists learn to improve as they ride, using innovative […]

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By Jen Clark on March 20, 2017

US Speedskating at InterConnect: Going for gold with smarter training

Elite sports team US Speedskating has teamed up with IBM to get smarter about how athletes train and prepare for competitions – both on and off the ice. Together with M&S Consulting, we’ve created a voice-enabled iPad app that uses real-time performance metrics and individual insights to review each athlete’s workload and shape smart training […]

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By Karen Lewis on March 20, 2017

Fitly’s SmartPlate takes cognitive to heart with Watson IoT

Fitly is a two-time Digital Health award winner with a proven track record for vetted technological innovation. Backed by medical, research, and financial institutions in the U.S. such as Penn Medicine, University City Science Center, and Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Fitly is creating a new category in healthcare aptly called “Culinary Medicine.” Fitly was first […]

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By Karen Lewis on March 2, 2017

Boosting performance with the power of analytics and IoT: USA Women’s Cycling

Here at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, the IBM Booth has brought in a slice of a velodrome to recreate a cycling team’s racing experience. The display includes one of the real USA Women’s Cycling Team Pursuit squad bikes – used by the riders to race. To keep it realistic, the IBM team worked with the […]

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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 Stephen Mikolajczak on February 1, 2017

How Watson can help the Buffalo Bills win the Super Bowl

The Buffalo Bills? Yes, that’s right, you read it correctly. With the help of IBM Watson, the Bills might just win the Super Bowl. While the Super Bowl is getting the headlines this week, that represents only two teams. Meanwhile, there are fans of 30 other teams who are left looking forward to the NFL […]

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By Jen Clark on January 25, 2017

IBM and the Sports Innovation Lab

IBM has joined the Boston-based company Sports Innovation Lab as a founding partner, helping to bring technological insights to the sports and fitness industries. The Sports Innovation Lab was launched by former NFL linebacker and entrepreneur Isaiah Kacyvenski, four-time U.S women’s hockey Olympic medalist Angela Ruggiero and former Forrester VP of Research, Josh Walker. Its […]

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By Stephen Mikolajczak on December 15, 2016

Sports innovation & IoT, reshaping the fan experience

The Internet of Things movement is exploding and the $620B global sports industry is getting ready to take off. As a passionate sports fan who has worked in the sports industry and now working on Watson IoT, I can tell you we are on the cusp of the most exciting days the sports world has […]

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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 Jen Clark on November 16, 2016

IoT sensors and sport – CCTV Tibet Challenge

Cycling fans were able to follow October’s Tibet Challenge more closely than ever before, thanks to a live feed from cyclists participating in the event to a dedicated web platform where fans can follow their progress. Forty cyclists took part in the extreme endurance event, racing the 2,000km distance from Sichuan to Tibet over extraordinarily […]

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By Suresh Jasrasaria on September 15, 2016

USA Cycling: getting one step closer to perfection

Like everything else these days, the sports industry is also being driven by just-in-time data and analytics. Cloud and IoT economics is transforming sports coaching with web apps that include up-to-the-minute performance data of each athlete’s actions. Training data may very well become the new currency over the course of an athlete’s career. Studying the […]

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