Countdown for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo

In a city that seems eternally on time where tradition meets technology, they are as good as ready for the biggest Olympic Games yet.

Toyko first held the Olympics in 1964, the first country in Asia to do so. That Olympic stadium has now been demolished and rebuilt from scratch what’s set to be a historic 2020 Olympic Games with a record setting 324 medal events across 33 sports. This coming games, we are really excited about the inclusion of 5 new events targeting a younger, more extreme audience. These include:

  1. Surfing
  2. Olympic Rock Climbing
  3. Skateboarding
  4. Baseball / Softball and
  5. Karate

In just over 6 months, athletes from all around the world will converge on Tokyo, ready to compete for Gold. For these athletes, their sports are not a pastime, or a hobby, it’s a way of life. For these Olympians, their journey is to continue to push the boundaries on what’s possible in their sports. To help them do this, coaches and teams use a number of tactics and techniques to help them stay at the top of their sport and one of these tools is video analysis.

Video Analysis Software has become widely used amongst professional sports in recent years, with coaches and athletes able to gain unique insights into their own, and their competitors’ performance. The best video analysis software allows you to measure body movement, angles, and motion, allowing competitors to review their performance and hone their skills and technique. Up until now however, this has been an arduous, time consuming manual process, with the user having to draw lines and map angles frame-by-frame.

This year we have seen a breakthrough in video analysis however, with Sprongo releasing SIVA, its revolutionary new intelligent video analysis software. SIVA automatically processes and analysis segments of video, automatically identifying angles and body movement, and providing a series of data points and insights for athletes and coaches to review. By incorporating an artificial intelligence neural engine, combined with the latest in Machine learning algorithms, SIVA can do in mere moments, what would have previously taken hours to accomplish.

SIVA is truly a game changer for competitive sports, and we will no doubt see video analysis widely used by Olympians to perfect their routines and techniques as we approach the 2020 games. We can’t wait to see one of the most competitive and thrilling Olympics yet!

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