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Atos’ Vision & technology in sport

During the London 2012 Games, Atos unveiled a thought-provoking and in some ways controversial vision for the future of the sport in 2020 with the launch of the Digital Edition of the ascent thought leadership program illustrating their thoughts on how technology could radically transform the experience of athletes, TV and online viewers at home, and fans in the stadium by 2020. A controversial yet fascinating hypothesis they suggested was was a suggestion that by 2020 competitions could could stages where athletes compete in the same race but are not located on the same track, the same pitch or even in the same country. Athletes could perform or run in their own city, but maybe appear together as holograms in the same race, when viewed by the TV audience, or even by the stadium audience.
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Apple Watch: an interface for life?

Andy O'Donoghue joined Bobby Kerr on Newstalk's Down To Business to discuss the patent recently granted to Apple for a device they termed iTime. Andy though thinks Apple have done a good job convincing the market that they're building a Smart Watch with lovely interchangeable (lulti-coloured!) straps, whereas, could iTime in fact be an interface for your entire life?
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RTÉ Radio 1 : Wearable Technology with Myles Dungan

There's a lot more to wearable than smart watches and Google Glass though, and for me the big win for us as a society is in healthcare and how we can improve and monitor our health and vital signs using wearable technology - and perhaps make the first serious impact on the obesity and diabetes challenges being experienced in developed economies.  A short piece with Myles, but I think we got some interesting thoughts in.