More than 10,000 athletes will take part at the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, putting the world’s greatest sportspeople to the ultimate test, with glory and national pride at stake. Athletes who make a podium finish tend to be genetically gifted, but it also takes the best sports facilities and an intensive training regime separate them from the also-rans.
Technology is increasingly playing a key role in giving athletes a winning edge, through analytics, wearable devices and sensors that track motion in three dimensions, track and provide actionable insights on an athlete’s performance and bioactivity, and help with the fitting of equipment, customised for a player. The following infograph rounds up fifteen startups that help athletes with training and performance enhancement.
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