It is revolutionary to see that VR is not only useful to fans for entertainment purposes. Athletes as well benefit from VR technology when they use it at trainings to focus on a particular sequence in their performance. STRIVR was used in skiing races after being adored by NFL, NBA and NHL teams.
According to Danny Belch, VP of Marketing at STRIVR, “VR Training helps athletes prepare for a race by keeping the course fresh in their minds even when they aren’t on the course,” Instead of testing the race route just once at the Inspection Day, VR experience in STRIVR makes it possible for competitors to test the terrain over and over again.
It seems that VR will become more than a status symbol to professional athletes, it will be one of key tools like extra equipment where with exquisite quality the athletes get the competitive advantage.
Finally, Olympic AR app called AR Ways became available for iOS and Android. The visitors are able to use the app as if a personal assistant lives inside their phones. They can check the navigation through venues, the competition schedules, the medal ceremonies and the info on athletes.
Still, the comments of an app like this have not been entirely positive as some staff believed that technology like this diminishes the role of local and international communities that come together and join forces to help Olympic Games visitors and to show brilliant hospitality and their city.