Wednesday, August 21, 2013

IoT and Glass - Google Glass in Floorball?


IoT stands for the Internet of Things - and it is when not just Your computer and phone is hooked up via the Internet but all other things too - why not a Floorball player and a Floorball stick too?

Glass stands in this text for Google Glass - you may buy them in 6 months time - and they will offer, possibly a new reality?

Is this for Floorball? We think so. Some parts of this technology could be used for cheating - almost like doping..
Imagine a red dot that identifies open team mates, a camera lens backwards to provide true split vision, some numbers that show the strong and weak points of any goalie built upon statistics, or visual coach orders. If this is cheating or not?

Most people have seen American NFL, a coach with a bratwurst size microphone that yells out MOTOROLA in front of his smile and two swollen grey donuts that cover his ears... cheating or not?

Would Floorballers wear funky glasses like these? Well many of them already use protective eye wear...

Then if the ref has them - he or she can instantly do his/her own replays of what he/she just saw and fast get others, including computers, to help him/her with - judgement. Probably not cheating but a more fair game?

Then imagine full streams of a player view as Kim Nilsson in live feed score the final goal from his own perspective at the 2014 WFC, or live feeds from fans watching games up close... screamin'. Yes, TV as we know it is dying.

Utopia, maybe - but not as far fetched as you think.

This is a great article on the subject...
http://mashable.com/2012/06/27/google-glass-pro-sports/
Let us just quote the most interesting statement.
"It's not unlikely that the majority of in-home sports consumption over the next decade will shift from traditional TV broadcast to streaming and web TV services, whether those services are operated by ESPN, Apple — or YouTube. YouTube's partnership with NBC Universal for the 2012 Olympics is "just the beginning," Smallwood says.
Is it really so hard to imagine YouTube, which is of course owned by Google, gaining exclusive broadcast rights to a major sports league in the U.S. or Europe in the next decade? And if they do, doesn't it follow that Google Glass could be deeply integrated into that experience?"
Chew on that for a second...

This is how a hockey Glass game looks like and below some other ideas related to the issue..



here another read...
http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2013/08/15/google-glass-embraced-by-oakland-as-but-they-cant-use-them-during-a-game/

What we think at Floorballcentral?
A) In Feburary 2014 Glass will be on the market
B) We want to see the first Floorball Glass experiment soon
C) Someone should work on this so the rules are open for benefits and improves the game - and that ought to be the IFF, we think - maybe they already do - we dunno?
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Caution

Research suggest that eye-injuries are more common in Floorball as compared to Tennis, but less common as compared to Squash (similar to Racquetball).
To minimize this risk of injury Floorballcentral recommend: Use certified protective eye-wear (mandated in many European areas for the youth). Do not lay down on the court. Follow the rules strict on stick height.

Also if you get addicted to this sport - do not blame us!