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Olympics 2022: AI Aids Athletes to Fine-Tune Skills

Intel’s 3DAT uses four pan-mounted, mobile cameras to map an athlete's form and movement

Liz Hughes

February 7, 2022

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ZHANGJIAKOU, CHINA - FEBRUARY 07: Abigail Strate of Canada won bronze medal at National Ski Jumping Centre on February 7, 2022 in Zhangjiakou, China. (Photo by Vianney Thibaut/NordicFocus/Getty)Photo by Vianney Thibaut/NordicFocus/Getty

Intel is leveraging AI technology to help athletes reach their top performance. 

Powered by computer vision and artificial intelligence (AI), the company’s three-dimensional, athlete tracking technology (3DAT) allows coaches to capture movement and make adjustments in real-time. 

Originally unveiled at the 2020 Olympic Games, Intel’s 3DAT uses four pan-mounted, mobile cameras to map an athlete’s form and movement. By using computer vision and AI, it can extract information about an athlete’s form, including posture of key body parts as well as motion trajectory. 

With 3DAT, no sensors or suits are needed to evaluate performance. Instead, Intel is using AI to detect points on the body. That data is then used to reconstruct a 3D skeleton model from which they can extract biomechanics, velocity and acceleration, all data that can help athletes hone their skills. 

“By providing precise skeletal analysis and performance metrics through simple video, athletes, coaches and anyone interested in human performance can now know what the body is doing and how to make it perform better,” according to Intel.

About the Author(s)

Liz Hughes

Editor, IoT World Today, IoT World Today

Liz Hughes is an award-winning digital media editor with more than two decades of experience in newspaper, magazine and online media industries. 

A proven digital media strategist and editor, Liz has produced content and offered editorial support and leadership for a variety of web publications, including Fast Company, NBC Boston, Street Fight, QuinStreet, WTWH Media, AOL/Patch Media and Design News.

A skilled social media strategist experienced in developing and maintaining an audience across multiple platforms and brands, Liz also enjoys sharing her knowledge and expertise to help businesses small and large.

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