The world of sport has evolved over time, and the use of technology is only one of the ways that has had an influence on many sports in the modern era.
The sport industry is distinguished by continuous and swift waves of innovation, which are often carried out in near cooperation with other industries (textiles, electronics, aerospace, etc.). Sport technology has been a pioneer in many areas of applied science, including textile technology, human motion mechanics, new technologies, controls, actuators, human-oriented architecture, robotics, and others.
Here are the few technological trends in the sports industry:
Design and processing techniques: Modern design, creation, and processing methods have advanced significantly over the last decade. These advancements have resulted in the production of new technologies in smaller series with maximum added benefit for end-users. For example concepts such as biomechanics and ergonomics have made impressive strides in F1 race.
Blockchain: Blockchain is a type of database which stores data in blocks that are linked together. It has the potential to provide many advantages to the sports industry, ranging from improving fan engagement to offering additional monetization opportunities to building whole new markets for exclusive services trading.
3D printing: 3D printing has been a popular technique in the design process, fast prototyping, and aerodynamic optimisation in sporting equipment in recent years. This has helped sportswear designers to create one-of-a-kind products for athletes that better suit their sizes and make use of the latest fabrics that new technology has to offer. As a result, the current model of athletic apparel is smaller and more tailored to the specific demands of the person sporting it.
Artificial Intelligence: Fans and athletes want ever more data now that sensors for measuring speed, acceleration, direction, balance, distance, altitude, and stress levels are more common. Data can be gathered from these things to determine how a player is doing and whether he has to be corrected in some way. Sensors can also be used to assess how hard a player is performing and when there is a higher chance of injury. Artificial Intelligence (AI) in sports is a derivative of today's ability to collect accurate and extensive data on athlete results. In the sports industry, analysts predict that AI will have the greatest effect on improving team performance and scouting more valuable talent globally.
Crowd Handling Technology: When big crowds are finally welcomed back into stadiums, some thought must be given to upgrading existing crowd management practises. We should expect more innovation and development to go into the rollout of these innovations this year.