New discovery: Not power, technology will give gold in Olympics: Today technology has made all the work easier. The advancement of any area of the world depends on the high technology and machines used there. Similarly, the sports world is not untouched by this. Everyday, some such machine is becoming a part of the game, with the help of which players are able to assess and use their abilities correctly. Football, which is considered to be the most popular football in the world or religion in India, technology is being used in them.
Athletics has only been seen as a power game, but in this too many high-tech gadgets are helping sports and players. Such gadgets can also prove to be beneficial for Indian athletes in improving their ability and performance in view of preparations for the 2020 Olympics.
In fact, in the Indian sporting world it can usually be heard that our athletes are not able to compete with African-origin athletes or South American athletes. It is attributed to their geographical situation here. This is also true to a large extent. African or American athletes are very strong. However, on the other hand there are athletes from Australian and European countries who are not as strong as African athletes but, they are doing better on the world stage. Now the question is why this is happening. So the simple answer is better use of high technology.
According to a report by the Intal Company, where earlier the stop watch was used to measure the performance of marathon runners or ferrata runners, now it has been replaced by many good gadgets. Earlier, his performance was judged on the basis of time and physical ability, but now it is reviewed on many aspects. In this, machines like accelerometer, magnetometer and gyroscope present every data of the athlete’s body within a second. With the help of technology like wearable sensors, the athlete’s speed, strength, temperature of his body, temperature around him, contact with the ground of his foot and vibration of his body while running can be measured. Such small and deep knowledge will help both the runner and his trainer to perform better.
Taking a step in this direction, a company named Stred has designed a gadget that can be fitted in athlete’s shoes. It will be linked to smart devices like the Apple Watch. With the help of this gadget, all data can be viewed without using a mobile phone. For example, in the middle of a marathon, an athlete needs to consult a coach, then with the help of this instrument, he can take expert decision and try to win immediately according to some important data.
With this, he can see how long it will take him to reach the finish line. How much can he increase his speed so that he can win. What is the immediate effect on his body by increasing or decreasing the speed. What is the difference between his speed and wind speed. At what speed can he reach the destination even against the wind. Many such small details can be seen by the athlete in the middle of the marathon.
Earlier, VO2 has been used to gather so much information. Based on the information obtained from this, coaches formulate strategies for their players. But there is also a bottleneck in its use. It can be used in the lab itself. The athlete can get as much information as VO2 anywhere and at any time, breaking this limit with the arrival of a spread.
This gadget was launched in 2014. In this, HRV means heart rate variability. Meaning, an athlete’s heart rate is measured using this gadget. Also, his nervous system is also assessed. From the data recorded in it, the stress of the player during the match and the entire process of recovering from it can be seen. Its sensors are placed on the fingers of the hand or near the chest and results are achieved with the help of an application. Vivek Menon, chief commercial officer of the company that makes this gadget, said that the methods already being used to test athletes’ fitness and their ability are of a higher standard. With this, a large number of data will be available to us easily and fast.
According to a report, where earlier the stop watch was used to measure the performance of marathon runners or ferrata runners, now it has been replaced by many good gadgets. Earlier, his performance was judged only on time and physical ability. It is now reviewed on many aspects. In this, machines like accelerometer, magnetometer and gyroscope present every data of the athlete’s body within a second.
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