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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
High Tech Pucks Help NHL Keep Up With Industry Trends (Watch)
The latest high tech device to debut isn’t a smartphone or flying drone — it’s actually a hockey puck. The National Hockey League has teamed up with Sportvision to put chips in hockey pucks so that they can measure things like shot speed and trajectory. The pucks, along with jerseys that are also equipped with chips, are in use at this year’s World Cup of Hockey.
All that extra data might seem boring or not super useful to anyone who isn’t a sports fan. But microdata is a growing trend in sports — and in every other aspect aspect of life it seems. And this move shows that the NHL is looking to keep up.