In a sport as taxing and hard-fought as cycling, even the smallest advantage can mean the difference between making a stage-winning breakaway or falling off the back and out of contention. Some cyclists wear breathing strips on their noses in an attempt to open up their airways, an approach Team Sky’s Chris Froome has taken a step further at this year’s Tour de France by wearing a specially-designed stent called the Turbine.
When it comes to practicing their tackles, young football players
generally have two options: tackle their teammates and risk one of them
getting injured, or go after an inanimate tackle sled. The Shadowman
Junior, however, offers another choice – it's still not a person who
could get hurt, but it presents a more realistic moving target.
Few of us have access to a professional coach to help hone our basketball technique, but now sports technology company Onyx Motion hopes you can at least get a decent proxy. Their upcoming smartwatch app, Swish, will analyze your shots and provide tips to improve them, along with a few words of wisdom here and there from veteran NBA shooting guard Ben Gordon as well as other pro players.
Unless you carry your clubs around yourself, a round of golf is often
bookended with a clumsy assemblage and dismantling of a buggy's wheels,
handles and axles. But for California-based GolferPal, this isn't the
most ideal way to warm up or warm down – so the company has created a
motorized golf buggy that does the work for you.
Last August, Miami Marlins pitcher Dan Jennings was hit in the head by a line drive – a 101-mph (163-km/h) line drive. The horrifying video clip made any viewer hope that such an incident would never happen again. But it already has. While the risk is statistically low, comeback line drives to the head occur virtually every season in professional baseball. The MLB is trying to find a workable solution, but so far, approved protective head gear has proven bulky, awkward and extremely unpopular. Jennings is one of the major leaguers that has worked with Safer Sports Technologies in trying a lighter, lower profile solution: a carbon fiber protector that slides inside a regular ball cap.
You can own water bottles in every shape, size, material and design aesthetic you want, but unless you're actually drinking water out of them, they're useless. The new HidrateMe bottle ensures that you keep drinking by keeping the proverbial light bulb lit. It tracks your water intake via an accompanying app and illuminates when it's time for you to hydrate.
The world of activity trackers has been rapidly expanding beyond just
wrist and armbands that monitor a few key vital signs and movements.
We're now seeing the energence of very specific tools like ResisTrack,
which claims to "monitor and track the exact force" that muscles
With the rise in collectible auction prices of recent times, you’d think that owning a slice of history would be by now, the domain of only the abundantly wealthy. The price estimates of some items on offer at a London sports memorabilia auction next week however, suggest that important sporting artifacts are still within reach of quite modest speculative investment budgets.