Technology in sports practice (Part 2)

Device

The age of baseball bat and leather football helmet has long since disappeared. Today, every device for every sport has undergone technological advances.

Baseball bats, hockey sticks and magic bats are designed to maximize strength, movement and comfort. Most notably, sports spectators and protective devices saw a technological reform. Helmets and pads that used to be almost non-existent are being constantly improved based on the latest technology and injury prevention research.

The evolution of football helmets since 1946, by Joan Murphy and Sean Dougherty noted the evolution of plastic football helmets in the 1950s to electronics-fitted helmets with appropriate breathing and cushioning capabilities used in 2010. Current advances are even even allowing medical researchers and individuals to record the impact of visits.

Education program

The sports training program has grown with the advancement in technology. The invention of DVD, internet and mobile devices has made home training more effective. Thanks to technology, many homes are now equipped with compact gyms and rehearsed DVDs.

The famous personal trainer is providing all types of exercise imaginable in the living room around the world. Websites and DVD programs that provide exercise videos, tracking tools, email support, and nutrition plans are taught in person or just reading.

Smart technology applications will drive fitness trends in 2019

In 2019, it is predicted that five gymers do not like to go to the gym anymore but apply online technology to practice at home.

Here are the fitness trends that are expected to attract interest in 2019, according to Healthline.

Practice at home

Physical training is no longer restricted within the gym. Home exercise is expected to become popular during the new year.

You can build a gym right in your own home by using streaming technology. Technology applications allow you to keep track of ongoing classes elsewhere, saving you time and money.

Technology in sports practice

Effective sports training requires more technology than most people can consider. From athletes wearing the clothes to the shoes they wear, the researchers have worked hard to develop the best outfits for maximum performance. Injuries at all sports levels have led to the constant development of baseball baseball, helmets and other protective gear.

Footwear 

Shoe technology is an important factor in sports training. Proper shoes can make a difference in the long period of a long jumper and fast speed. Shoe manufacturers have used sports technology to design shoes that are specific to each sport.

The design of the shoe sole, the material used on the side and the position of the lace all increase athletic performance. For example, Asics designed running shoes for each type of runner. Its shoe design is based on the training frequency, the natural movement of the foot and the level of operation.

Clothes

Sports training takes place year-round, inside and outside. Clothing must keep the athlete warm in cold and cool in heat without changing movement. Technology in sportswear has been effective in every possible weather. Some companies continue to go one step further with innovative designs to keep you comfortable and dry.

Under Armor clothing company started by developing a sweat-t-shirt from the body rather than absorbing it. It does the same technology on every workout clothes the athlete wears. It has also developed LockerTags which comfortably replace the traditional clothing tabs displaying the shirt number with the publications in clothing.

Technology for monitoring sports performances including footsteps, sports watches, scales, fat calculator and heart rate monitor. Tracking helps athletes track their success in achieving specific goals such as weight loss or weight gain. A heart rate monitor allows athletes to monitor their fitness level based on their heart rate. It also allows individuals to accurately calculate burned calories. Sports watches with advanced technology have the ability to tell time, record life cycles and even control mobile music devices.

Facebook may be fined billions of dollars for face recognition technology

On August 6, Facebook was dismissed by the court to cancel the class action involving the social network collecting user face data.

According to Business Insider, the lawsuit started in 2015, when Illinois (US) residents accused Facebook of violating the state’s Biometric Information Security Act. With tagging suggestions (Tag Suggestions), Facebook can recognize each face in a photo and suggest users “tag” friends. Features built on data sources are photos that have been posted on social networks before.

In its appeal plan, Facebook believes that facial recognition is always open to users, and allows them to turn the feature on and off at any time. This social network representative also asked the court to conduct lawsuits alone, because the above allegations came from only a few individuals.

However, the federal judge dismissed the proposal, saying that Illinois people could fully conduct a class action.

Shawn Williams, the plaintiff’s lawyer in the lawsuit, stressed that face data was extremely sensitive, once it was violated, nothing could afford. “You can change your Social Security card, change your credit card number, but you can’t change your face,” he said.

If Facebook loses the case, they may have to compensate tens of billions of dollars. Illinois State Biometric Information Security Act stipulates the amount of compensation for an unintentional violation is $ 1,000, intentional violations or serious consequences can amount to $ 5,000. It is estimated that the number of plaintiffs in this class action can be up to 7 million.

In July, Facebook also received a record penalty of $ 5 billion from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) after the scandal exposed data of tens of millions of users.