Bayer Leverkusen: Player Tech Analysis Catapults Club Into Future



September 8, 2017

Bayer Leverkusen: Player tech analysis catapults club into future

Trophies take pride of place in glass cabinets, framed shirts of club legends adorn the walls and artistic graffiti depicts famous nights in the club’s history. But it’s something going on in the rooms deeper inside the stadium that is ensuring Leverkusen is keeping its eye very much on the future.

Alex Smith Beat The New England Patriots While Debuting High-Tech Helmet

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith stole the show in the NFL’s season opener, throwing four touchdown passes to lead his team to a road win against the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. Smith did so while serving as one of the first players to wear the Vicis ZERO1 helmet in an NFL game.

The Fully Wired Football Uniform: A Deconstruction

During the NFL’s annual predraft training combine back in March, scouts measured defensive back and Oakland Raiders pick Obi Melifonwu’s vertical jump, 40-yard dash, and shuttle-drill speed. Not to mention his blood pressure and a detailed breakdown of his muscle movements-all tracked in real time via a high-tech undershirt and shorts studded with biosensors.

Meet the newest piece of technology aiming to curb concussions in football

Rookie linebacker Devin Derouin, hovering around the 35-yard line in an empty McMahon Stadium, takes a run at an opponent racing down the sidelines and makes a hard tackle – a major no-no during practices in the age of concussions and safety precautions. His target pops upright immediately.

Orlando Magic’s Aaron Gordon Is More Than Just A Dunker

The NBA season is looming. With that in mind, SportTechie chatted with the Orlando Magic’s Aaron Gordon to talk about his recent investment in an app called Lucid, a mental training tool that helps build mental faculties such as drive, fortitude and confidence and counts Gordon, Skal Labissiere and Jaylen Brown among its advisors.

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