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Future of the Game: The Era of Wearables


Long gone are the days when coaches relied on their own two eyes and a stopwatch to judge a player's athleticism. This is the era of wearables: versatile tracking devices that stick to an athlete and provide realtime data on everything from how fast they run to how much effort they expend. The implications are massive, adding layers of data that coaches and trainers can use to evaluate player performance and study film. This episode of FUTURE OF THE GAME hits a Philadelphia Union practice to see how they're putting wearables to use in pursuit of an MLS Cup and visits Microsoft's campus to see how they're using wearable data for a consumer-facing application called Next Gen Stats.

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