How Technology Has Changed the Sports World


The sporting world is a good example of an industry where the latest technology has been introduced to good effect. While many traditionally popular sports don’t look any different from before, when we examine them more closely, we can see how cutting-edge technology has allowed them to move with the times.

Live Streaming

It’s now easier than ever before to find a live stream of just about sport. We can see how this has changed the industry by checking out the biggest event in the American sporting calendar. Super Bowl LVII in 2023 will be available on the NFL mobile app and through several other streaming services, just as it was this year.

With Hulu, we can see how a mainstream streaming service has included sports in its offering. Hulu has over 75 live and on-demand sports channels for you to choose from, and it recommends games to you once you tell them the sports, leagues, and teams that you’re most interested in. The use of unlimited DVR means that you can record anything that you can’t watch live.

Online Sportsbooks

Betting on sports has a long and fascinating history that goes back thousands of years, covering everything from Roman chariot races to the first Olympics in Greece. This industry has undergone a dramatic transformation in the 21st century, as online sportsbooks have given fans the chance to bet on games from all over the world at any time that suits them.

We can see how this works by looking at the top iGaming platform providers such as Sportingtech. Their platform provides sportsbook operators with feeds that give them the most accurate and up-to-date information needed for them to offer the best odds. With over 35,000 live events each month, bettors can place their wagers as events take takes place

Injury Prevention and Recovery

It’s not just fans and sports bettors that have benefited from the latest technology. This has also been used to help athletes prevent injury, as well as recover more quickly on those occasions when they suffer an injury. Data tracking is one of the keys to this, with wearable technology one of the ways of gathering all the necessary information.

The FITGuard mouth guard shows us how this can work. It’s a type of accelerometer that’s used to let us see the amount of force that the head and brain are subjected to in collisions. Therefore, it can be used in high-impact sports like football

A range of apps are also available to help athletes avoid injury. However, the review of 18 injury prevention apps from the App Store that were reviewed for an article in the British Journal of Sports Medicine revealed that only four of them were backed by appropriate literature, while four of them had false claims. So it seems that more control is needed over this area.

We can be certain that technology will continue to enhance all the different ways that we enjoy sports, with the latest advances making it safer for the people taking too.

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