The beautiful game discovers that algorithms can be beautiful, too


March 5, 2018

The beautiful game discovers that algorithms can be beautiful, too

Bret Myers’s fascination with soccer analytics took hold some 15 years ago through a frustrating first-hand experience: He was a benchwarmer. Stuck on the sideline watching his Richmond Kickers instead of playing for the second-tier pro team, Myers let his curiosity run wild with hypotheses on substitution patterns.

Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Olympian?

In the past, these scientists had analyzed similar records from some of the top male cross-country athletes in Norway. But much less was known about the routines and responses of accomplished female endurance athletes. So for the new study, which was published before the start of the Olympics, the scientists dove into the entries from Ms. Bjorgen.

Cloud Technology can Accelerate Sports-tech Growth, But At What Cost?

The sports technology market is charging full steam ahead. However, an innovative idea does not determine longevity, it must be matched with a plan to cost-effectively scale technology infrastructure.

NFL To Distribute Full League-Wide Zebra Tracking Data

The NFL has compiled tracking data on every player’s movement in every game since 2014, but teams used that information so sparingly that it became a running joke among the players, with union executive Ahmad Nassar estimating that 30 of the 32 franchises ignored the data altogether.

Fitness Trackers Might Identify People At Risk For Cardiovascular Disease

Fitness trackers might be sophisticated enough to predict when a person is at risk for cardiovascular diseases such as obesity and diabetes, according to a recent study published in the medical journal PLOS Biology.

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