In these ever changing times, everything seems to be evolving and that includes sports tech. You’ve probably wondered what the future of sports tech has in store, right? The gadgets and gizmos that are constantly being developed are nothing short of amazing and makes the Jetsons seem as tech savvy as the Flintstones. FLUX Mag has listed a handful of sports gadgets to give you a teaser of what the near future holds…
The Gymbot 24 hours 7 days Personal Trainer
This is an era where for the majority of society, Ronald Mcdonald wears the crown and many people are just plain lazy. Perhaps a robotic personal trainer is exactly what the doctor ordered. In the year 2020, the Gymbot 24 hours 7 days Personal Trainer Concept by designer Max Battaglia, could be a vital aid for those who are looking to beat the bulge. It will teach you proper exercise form and techniques, monitor your diet, encourage regular training and more. A creation like this could possible curb the wave of obesity that many parts of the world are enduring.
The age old and beloved game of ping pong has been given a somewhat bionic spin by designer Robert Lindstrom. The Waldner is the next generation of ping pong table. It utilises Apple’s Siri voice recognition along with a 2.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon E5620 processors, ATI Radeon HD 5870 graphic cards, Wi-Fi connection, and if that doesn’t blow you away it has 12 Bose micro speakers. The board will render vital information to the game and tips to up your ping pong skills.
The Base Impact Jersey
Sports such as skiing and snowboarding have a tendency to serve up a high injury rate. The creation of the Base Impact jersey is good news, especially for you lummoxes on the white. It is a garment which dons the appearance of a rash guard and reduces the risk of serious injury during snow sports. It is made of a patented material that consists of displacement hexagons and a flexible clipping layer that (position the displacement hexagons). The elbow is protected from dislocation, shoulder from dislocation as well as hyper extension of the back.
The Nev 01 Nike Expedition Extreme Sports Vehicle
The Nev 01 Nike Expedition Extreme Sports Vehicle concept has been created with the intention of transporting its passengers to sporting environments that may be ordinarily difficult to get to. It can travel on the harshest of terrain and especially surfers, snowboarder/skiers and even mountain climbers will find it very useful. This expedition vehicle seats three passengers and has GPS navigation as well as four on wheel electric motors. With a very futuristic look, it certainly has a unique appearance.
The Panasonic RP-BTGS10 Bone Conduction Headphones
The Panasonic RP-BTGS10 Bone Conduction Headphones were a big hit at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held in Las Vegas. These headphones are ideal for sports enthusiasts, especially runners and cyclists. They are wireless and enable you to listen to music without blocking out the outside sounds as sound is transmitted through bone conduction. They are also drip proof, so don’t worry about perspiration damaging it.
At least with the invention of cool new sports tech, more folk will be encouraged to become more athletic. If these items are anything to go by, on the tech side, the future of sports seem very exciting… don’t you think?