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Lets take a look at some of the most impressive examples of innovation athletes, journalists, specatators and viewers around the world will experience during the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
Pyeongchang 2018's Top 10 most impressive innovations
09-02-2018
 
Virtual reality and UHD will be widely used at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang
Virtual reality and UHD will be widely used at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongchangSiS

Innovation will impact sports, fan experience and technology development in ways never seen before. The 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics will set the bar very high for sporting events in the future.


Lets take a look at some of the most impressive examples of innovation athletes, journalists, specatators and viewers around the world will experience during the Games.

1) VR Studio

Discovery will use The Cube – a virtual reality studio that will feature AR, visual data and 360 degree graphics.

Discovery's virtual reality TV studio The Cube for the 2018 Winter Olympics
Discovery's virtual reality TV studio The Cube for the 2018 Winter OlympicsGetty

2. Helping robots

Robots will help visitors and athletes find around their way around venues, the Olympics Village and Seoul's Incheon Airport. These robots, powered by LG's voice recognition language, can understand several languages, give information about event schedules, game details, tourist information and even scan your plane ticket.


3 The power of 5G

KT Corporation, South Korea's first telephone company, along with Intel, will provide 5G for the Winter Olympics, letting VR and hologram services to work flawlessly. Pyeongchang 2018 will serve as test ground of this technology, before its official commercial release in Korea. 5G is 1,000 faster than LTE, today's best technology.

KT and Intel will test 5G in Pyeongchang 2018
KT and Intel will test 5G in Pyeongchang 2018SiS

4. High-definition to the limit

All the major competitions will be broadcast in Ultra High-Definition (UDH), which is over four times the resolution of traditional HD.  Their will also be a widespread use of 360° cameras, which will introduce virtual reality to the watching experience.
Virtual reality will be widely used in Pyeongchang 2018
Virtual reality will be widely used in Pyeongchang 2018SiS

5. First person perspective

Cameras mounted on some the athletes' helmets will provide viewers with a unique perspective of the competition.

First-person perspective of competitions will be able at Pyeongchang 2018
First-person perspective of competitions will be able at Pyeongchang 2018SiS

6. Ghost skier

The current run will be overlaid with the 'ghost' image of the athlete's previous run in real-time, so viewers can see how different each run was performed.
Ghost skier tech will be available
Ghost skier tech will be availableSiS

7. Interviewing holograms

Interviews with competitors will be projected in the slopes as holograms, taking the interview to any place in the competition scenario.

Athletes' interviews will be projected as holograms at the Winter Olympics 2018
Athletes' interviews will be projected as holograms at the Winter Olympics 2018NBC

8. Instant translation

GenieTalk a translation platform will let athletes and tourists translate Korean to 29 languages. Robots using the platform will roam in the venues, letting users get translations at any times. The AI that powers these robots lets them learn over time by hearing thousands of examples and, over time, teaches itself to improve its performance.

9. SELF-DRIVING BUSES

Cars and buses powered by KT's 5G technology will move aroundPyeongchang on their own to drive tourists and athletes.
KT's 5G powered self-driving bus for Pyeongchang 2018
KT's 5G powered self-driving bus for Pyeongchang 2018KT

10. Real time results

Journalists will be able to get results only 0.3 seconds after they're captured thanks to Atos' technology. Spectators aorund the world will get in only 2 seconds.

Results will be available just 0.3 seconds after being captured
Results will be available just 0.3 seconds after being capturedSiS

Bonus: record-breaking drone display

Intel powered a spectacular drone display that formed figures such as the Olympic rings and even athletes with 1,200 drones working  at the same time. The rehearsal was recorded in December to test the drones for the Opening Ceremony, although at the last minute the live performance was scrapped due to weather conditions.

 
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