Tuesday, April 22, 2014

I want a Floorball stick that tweets by itself!


We posted on recent tech sports development last night - In short what happened was that Nike just closed down its hardware unit for gadgets, tracking athletes - and not many understand why?
Some speculated that Nike are moving towards Apple and the hint is that we are to see a new breed of wild "tracking" gadgets for athletes well beyond what you may dream of... They hint about gadgets of some sort of a second degree.

Venturebeat describes this rather well on how the next gadgets will not just have basic sensors that measure heartbeats - they describe this well in this their own reasoning;
"Why Apple’s wearable has to be about the story of you — not just data" 
The article describes how sensors can tell your story... read it...

Did U think Social Media now?
But it will not stop there. As we get not only beyond sensors but computing power (in essence "beyond sensors" connected to computational power in a device - like in a Floorball stick - or connected to your cell phone) nothing is then impossible.
Here is a great story on how your cellphone already today can be used to cure cancer. YES!

Now take this to the Floorball court - imagine shoes, sticks, maybe the ball and the rink as well as the goals - everything is connected - not just only with sensors and readings of big data. But also with world class distributed computational power - hm at some point we might not even need the coach? Maybe each separate play can be forecasted like we today fairly good can predict weather (that is a hard task) and each player will have his or her own live streaming YouTube channel... Scary? And if we can predict game "weather" (short term plays) we might be able to tell long term performance too (how is your teams Floorball climate for instance?). Money? To do all this? Did you ever hear about the betting sports industry?

Maybe, but the main limit to what we can do - or what we will be able to do - is mainly your own mind. But perhaps AI will take care of that too?

I myself is fine - if I just get a Floorball stick that can tweet by itself - each time it scores..
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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!