As the Olympics are now less than a month away, athletes from all over the world are getting prepared to compete to fulfill their athletic dreams in Rio next month. As always, athletes continue to utilize technology in their training programs and anything they can legally take advantage of to give them the best chance for success.
We recently got to sit down with Kevin Haley, the President of Product and Innovation at Under Armour at their recent Lighthouse announcement
to discuss how Under Armour athletes are training differently with technology since the 2012 London Olympics.
SportTechie: How has the technology used for training for the Olympics changed over the past few years?
Kevin Haley: Michael Phelps is a great example as we’ve been working with him for 5-10 years now. Even in that short period of time has been a massive shift in the way things are done. He is wearing our recharge suits after he trains and at the time it was a manual process of tailoring them to his very unique body shape. We now have whatever fits him on file and in the future you walk into a 3D body scanner.
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