Digital transformation is changing manufacturing and Industry 4.0, as well as Smart Cities. However, technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence are having a huge impact even on the sports business. It’s not only about technology to create more performing sports equipment or innovative devices for athletes. It deals with creating a competitive advantage for owners, leagues and teams.
Think of sport venues: they could be turned into intelligent infrastructures by using smart sensors to collect field data and controlling key equipment from remote, for instance addressing repairs before they become real issues, and cutting down maintenance costs. IoT-based solutions could also increase energy efficiency and quality of lighting networks, enable smart parking applications for visitors, pervasive WiFi and video surveillance services.
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