Intel unveils development for training professional athletes

Intel has introduced a new program that captures the movement of athletes and analyzes them using AI. The formulation helps improve workouts and does not include sensors that are attached to the body.

Intel has announced that its 3D Athlete Tracking (3DAT) technology is being used by Exos, which specializes in training professional athletes.

Intel 3DAT technology captures the position of the athlete’s skeleton while running using a video camera operating at 60 frames per second. This data is then analyzed using Intel Deep Learning Boost AI capabilities that have been built into the latest generation of Intel Xeon Scalable processors running in the cloud.

The goal of the program is to make it easier to understand how different types of skeletal structures can give one athlete an edge over others.

Using this data, coaches and athletes can optimize training regimens. Information about speed, acceleration and biomechanics appears in reports that are sent to coaches and athletes. This data can be decisive because the difference between who wins the race is reduced to tenths of a second.

The most important thing about their approach is that the athlete does not need to attach sensors to the body. All data is captured using a portable camera that can be used indoors or outdoors.

Most professional sports teams already use analytics to evaluate players. Exos works with many college football teams preparing for transfers to big clubs.

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Alexandr Ivanov earned his Licentiate Engineer in Systems and Computer Engineering from the Free International University of Moldova. Since 2013, Alexandr has been working as a freelance web programmer.
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