With the recent announcement that Google will soon release its wearable, augmented reality glasses, there has been a lot of discussion about how the technology can be used.
What’s most intriguing to me is how these wearable devices can be used in professional hockey. I’ve come up with three uses.
- Professional hockey teams could use the device to send real-time information to players throughout the game. This could include who is on the ice with them, what play to run or where to place the puck.
- Coaches could use the data collected by these devices and apply them to their strategies for each game.
- Those outside the game, such as fans, hockey analysts, sports journalists or league officials could use the data collected to do their own analysis.
These are all just random ideas, so until the limitations of the device are shared, we can dare to dream. I’d be interested to hear what others think of using Google Glass in professional sports.
More information about Google Glass can be found here.