Talking about the Internet of Things, the first thing coming to the mind is a smart home, but the technology is increasingly finding its way into other areas, including sport. An increasingly digital world is forcing the sports industry to adapt, and IoT can bridge the gap between the physical world and the digital space. Many of the world’s biggest sports teams are starting utilising IoT to improve their operations, better serve their players, and enhance the fan experience.
Combining advanced analytics with sensors and game video, coaches can easily process vast amounts of data to obtain metrics on player efficiency, player performance, and opponent weaknesses to better develop in-game strategy.
Combining multiple data sources with advanced analytics allows coaches to easily process vast amounts of data and act in real-time. An increased visibility into each player’s performance metrics can generate insights on individual ability and in turn, coaches can make informed decisions about specific players’ training and in-game strategy.
IoT is shaping the way that sports physicians, physical therapists, and team doctors are reducing injuries and helping players heal faster. Embedded devices such as smart insoles and built-in chips give teams an abundance of data that helps keep players healthy and fit.