Could new helmet technology prevent concussions? – Tech in Sports Ep. 20

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the major sports tech news from the last week including 5G connectivity at the SuperBowl and 2018 Winter Olympics, 3D printed Nike shoes for athletes, the first chatbots in the NBA and NHL, and more. Plus, we discuss if the NFL is right to focus on improving helmet technology to reduce the risk of concussions in football.

Stories of the week:

  • AT&T announces 5G mobile connectivity for the 2018 SuperBowl in Minneapolis
  • Korea Telecom Corporation and Intel launching 5G mobile connectivity at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in February
  • Nike unveils its Google-powered Nike Hyper Courts
  • The Players’ Tribune launches an unscripted show on Twitter where fans can ask athletes anything
  • Nike and HP Inc team up to 3D print shoes for athletes
  • LED-light enabled wireless headphones
  • Epson showcases its new line of smartwatches
  • NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder and NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning introduce new fan engagement platforms, complete with intelligent chatbots

Recorded on November 22, 2017.

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Mandy is a lineup editor at CTV News. A former staffer at IT World Canada, she's now contributing as a part-time podcast host on Hashtag Trending. She is a Carleton University journalism graduate with extensive experience in the B2B market. When not writing about tech, you can find her active on Twitter following political news and sports, and preparing for her future as a cat lady.

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