Colorful overlays will track athletes’ speed during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
The track and field events at next year’s Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo will feature new augmented overlays to help viewers keep track of what’s going on during a race. In a new video, Intel previews footage that includes overlays that identify the top runners’ names and speeds. A color trail appears behind them, too, seemingly showing their speeds at different points along the track. You can see in the GIF above how the colors seem to phase in and out as their speeds change.
The technology is called 3DAT, or 3D Athlete Tracking. Intel says it works in “near real time,” relying on AI and computer vision, allowing broadcasters to add it live.
It sounds like the tech will be able to do more than what’s shown here. Yiannis Exarchos,…