The Internet of Sporting Things

Written by Jen Clark | July 10, 2017 | Sport and fitness

Summer is a heady time for those of a sporting persuasion. With vicarious glory to be gained from the Masters, Wimbledon, Tour de France and cricket (to name just a few) fans are spoilt for choice, and not only in the number of events available to them. With the rise of multiple viewing platforms and more

US Speedskating at InterConnect: Going for gold with smarter training

Written by Jen Clark | March 20, 2017 | Sport and fitness

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 more

How Watson can help the Buffalo Bills win the Super Bowl

Written by Stephen Mikolajczak | February 1, 2017 | Sport and fitness

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 more

IBM and the Sports Innovation Lab

Written by Jen Clark | January 25, 2017 | Sport and fitness

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 more

Sports innovation & IoT, reshaping the fan experience

Written by Stephen Mikolajczak | December 15, 2016 | Sport and fitness

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 more

IoT sensors and sport – CCTV Tibet Challenge

Written by Jen Clark | November 16, 2016 | Sport and fitness

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 more

IoT weekly round-up: 15th September, 2016

Written by Jen Clark | September 15, 2016 | Blog

Welcome to IBM’s weekly IoT round-up. All the latest news on the Internet of Things from around the connected world.  IoT and the world of sport Two game-changing devices launched in time for the Paralympics, which began last week: Blind Cap, which alerts blind swimmers via a vibration when it is time to make their more

USA Cycling: getting one step closer to perfection

Written by Suresh Jasrasaria and Randall E Wilcox | September 15, 2016 | Sport and fitness

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 more

Revolutionary eAscot app guides blind marathon runners

Written by Jen Clark | September 8, 2016 | Sport and fitness

IBM’s Bluemix Garage has designed an app to guide blind marathon runners using audio cues when they veer too far off course. The development makes a welcome addition to other technical aids for blind elite athletes ahead of this year’s Paralympics, such as ‘Blind Cap’, a swim cap that vibrates when it is time for more

IoT at the Paralympics: the connected swimming cap

Written by Jen Clark | September 2, 2016 | Sport and fitness

Connected swimming cap is an innovation for the Paralympics A Bluetooth-connected swimming cap could radically impact blind swimming at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio this September. Developed by Samsung and Cheil Spain, the swim cap automatically alerts blind swimmers when to turn around for another length. The device, as yet only available to elite more

The making of a connected soccer game at Cannes Lions, 2016

Written by Ali Nawab | September 1, 2016 | Blog, Sport and fitness

On June 20th 2016, on the beach in Cannes, France, The Girls Lounge and two of their partners IBM and AOL were joined by super stars Mia Hamm and Abby Wambach to make a statement: that we win with the power of teamwork. IBM and transformed this pick-up game of soccer on the beach in Cannes into an more

IoT technology in the velodrome: Team USA cycling

Written by Rod Smith | August 26, 2016 | Sport and fitness

Collecting data is not a new phenomenon in the sports world. What has changed is how that data is collected and analyzed. As technology has advanced and evolved, the process of collecting data from elite athletes has been streamlined – going from hours to seconds – and we have access to new levels of detail more