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Technology and the Olympics

The Olympics have always been a great opportunity for a country to show off all of their new technology, new abilities and just themselves as a nation. This is still the case to this day and age with this year’s 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. Athletes and viewers alike will be suiting up differently this time around.
VR Athletes can now train with the aid of Virtual Reality technology. When it comes to ski and snowboard athletes knowing the course is key to being able to perform at the level they’d aim for. The company STRIVR (training and immersive learning using virtual reality) worked with the U.S. ski and snowboard teams for the past two years giving the chance to the athletes to train virtually and create mental markers that they can reference to when competing. STRIVR attached a six-camera video capture rig to a skier to build a 4K, 60 frames per second virtual model for athletes. Even allowing them to change the conditions, by adding fog, snow or rain. It is also possible …