The Tech Guy Building Wearables for America’s Olympians

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February 9, 2018

The Tech Guy Building Wearables for America’s Olympians

Some of the most advanced sports technology on the planet isn’t being created at a shoe lab in Oregon or a moonshot factory inside Google. It’s coming out of a guy’s house. Mounir Zok, the biomedical engineer in charge of the U.S. Olympic Committee’s tech and innovation, brainstorms products and training aids from his home in Cupertino, Calif.

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CREDITS: Reporting, video editing and animation by TIMOTHY MOORE; Interactive design and development by CHRISTOPHER MANZA; Editing by JAMIE ROSS and SHAWNA RICHER; Alpensia track footage provided by IBSF and INFRONT SPORTS

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