The Olympic Games were planned to be held in the year 2020. Sadly, the outbreak of the coronavirus postponed the games, but finally, it is the time now. After a long wait of almost a year, the games are taking place from 23 July to 08 August 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. The event is still branded as Tokyo Olympics 2020, even after getting rescheduled to 2021. In this rescheduled event, the world will witness advanced Technology in Tokyo Olympics 2021.
A year gap in the event, gave enough time to innovators to sharpen their technology. This year games are all set to launch the technologies at a global level in Tokyo Olympics 2021. More importantly, Olympics Broadcasting Services is the official host broadcaster of the event. The audience’s experience of the games is their prime commitment. Therefore, to provide premium quality content OBS will provide more than 9500 hours of content. There will be 10,000 people taking help from around 1,050 cameras and 3,600 microphones.
A glimpse of advanced Technology in Tokyo Olympics.
Replay systems (using Multi-camera)
OBS provides its viewers a new way to experience the action. For basketball, gymnastics, track, and field, soccer, golf, volleyball, cycling, sport climbing, and skateboarding. This will provide replays from different angles, enabling fans to witness a kind of Olympics, they have seen never before. For instance, 60 to 80 cameras are placed at different locations. That is to say, to operate the replay from different sides around the athlete. As well as, to focus in without losing resolution. With the help of true view, Olympics Broadcasting Services will provide hypnotic replays of basketball. The cameras will capture the 360-degree view from the top. Likewise, a Multi-camera replay system is helpful owing to 4K resolution. These replays get ready within no time, say in 5 seconds.
2D image tracking
Video tracking technology is another innovative technology in Tokyo Olympics to provide more insights. This will improve understanding in Rowing, Mountain bike, Cycling road, Canoe Sprint, Aquatics Marathon swimming, Triathlon, and Race Walks the games in Olympics. Further more, will help the audience and commentators to track the positions of the athletes. Unlike other GPS tracking techniques, this tracks motions. With identifying athletes, the computer creates labels for each of them and transfers the data onscreen, helping in knowing the location of the athletes.
Tokyo Olympics 3D Athlete tracking technology
Artificial intelligence-powered technology tracking athletes is the first one to enhance broadcast using computer vision and AI. This not only covers the 100M, 200M, 400M, 4×100 M but also Heptathlon and Decathlon. Through this, viewers will get overlay visualizations and real-time insights of the sprints. This new system is developed by Intel Olympics and Alibaba Olympics and helps viewers to compare the athletes and their performance. The details will show the time at which the athlete reaches its top speed and will show changes in speed through colors.
Biometric Data display
Archers seem to be still, whilst they pull back their bow to shoot. But there is a biometric change taking place in their bodies. Thanks to Biometric Data Display, for the first time in the history of the Olympics viewers, will be able to experience those slight changes through monitoring Live Heart Rates of the archer using contactless technology. According to OBS (Olympics Broadcasting Services), 4 cameras will be placed at approximately 40 feet from the Archer. The main purpose of these will be to focus on the change in skin color due to the contraction of blood vessels. Moreover, viewers will get to experience insights like variations in heartbeat and adrenaline rush too.
Virtual 3D Graphics
Under sport climbing, the climbers use different shapes of hand and footholds. Moreover, they put their strength and skill into practice and climb a wall measuring 50 feet high or 65 feet wide. Computer-generated graphics will enhance the coverage to let the audience know about the challenges faced by the climbers and about their problem-solving techniques.
OBS will create a virtual world with 3D representations of the wall and holds. This will look more real than images. In addition, this will also give a detailed analysis of the angles of holds to viewers along with giving the same feel as that of the climber. With the help of Virtual 3D graphics, new technology in USA, commentators will get the analytics data related to what is going on in the athlete’s mind while climbing.
Self Driving vehicles
Japan is a big innovator. Likewise, the government has planned to put about 100 self-driving vehicles to use. These will be used in Olympics 2021 to follow planned routes only related to the Olympics. The vehicles will run from the airport to Olympic village and different related venues. However, Japan took an innovative step not only to cater to the transport needs of the participants, but to set up a foundation for next-gen public transport, to minimize road fatalities, and traffic congestion.
Facial recognition Technology in Tokyo Olympics
To speed up and the entire process, and to increase the security of the athletes, Japan is going to use Face Recognition Technology. This will help in the screening of athletes, and other individuals. Originally, this touchless technology in Tokyo Olympics will help prevent the spread of Covid-19 by recognizing faces. Further, this system will help record the athletes and locate possible Covid-19 carriers and act accordingly.
Olympics 2021 will feature robots that will perform various tasks and will guide individuals. To exemplify, the robots will guide the visitors with direction, will help in carrying luggage, and will also provide information about events. There are going to be around 8 to 10 robots. Some of them will help in the ground by carrying types of equipment like Javelin, Discusses, and more. Robots will act as representatives for the Olympics 2021 and are introduced to run things efficiently and smoothly in the Tokyo Olympics.
Athletes from all over the world participate in this global Olympics event. Therefore, to avoid any kind of language bar, Japan has planned to introduce this instant language translation technology in Tokyo Olympics 2021. The system will help people after they have installed the translator on their devices. Then they can select their language by speaking, and the device will further translate any language into their desired language. This intends to make communication much fluent and smooth among the athletes.
Apart from using all these technologies, Tokyo Olympics 2021 will use Speech-to-text, 3DAT, Fibre Optic technology, Dow technology, and many more. This is the reason, Why this Olympics is not just an event of games, but a platform to introduce various advanced technologies to revolutionize the world shortly.