Author: Aicx

Rio 2016: Comcast (Part 2)

As the Olympics will be starting this week and with everyone wanting to watch or follow their favorite Olympians as they strive for a medal, I decided to contact Comcast to see what programs and services they were offering to their customers. I invited Josh Chace the Marketing Specialist for the Greater Boston Region to discuss their Olympic offerings through Comcast Cable/Xfinity and NBC Universal. During the Olympics, Comcast designed and engineered a truly one-of-a-kind Olympics experience. It features a personalized NBC Olympics dashboard that seamlessly integrates live television, NBC Sports Live Extra online streaming content, athlete profiles and...

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Rio 2016: Kitman Labs

With Elite training comes injury. I interviewed Andy Shelton, an Applied Sports Scientist at Kitman Labs about what they are doing to optimize the elite and college athletes worldwide by intervening before injuries ever occur. During the 2008 Olympic games 10% of athletes were hurt, and 50% of those, were so injured that they could not compete. At Kitman Labs they help teams and athletes know when it’s okay to push for performance, and when to back off due to a risk of injury. Both Over-training and under-training can both ruin an Olympic hopeful’s dream. Technology now makes this...

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Rio 2016: Kinsa Health

Zika is spreading worldwide and with the Olympics in Brazil, I wanted to talk to companies with technology that could help our athletes monitor their health while at the Olympics. I spoke with Nita Nehru from Kinsa Health about their first FDA-cleared app-enabled thermometer that can detect an elevated temperature which is often the first sign of sickness and Kinsa’s effort to track Zika trends and health trends for our Athletes headed to Rio. They started by building intelligence into a once essential thermometer and turning it into a connected device; we’re able to keep an eye on illnesses...

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Rio 2016: Comcast

Joined by Josh Chase, Marketing Specialist of Comcast, he shared the new features tha Comcast offers their customers, including the Xfinity services. Xfinity is offering the first comprehensive and fully integrated Olympics destination on the TV, X1’s Emmy award-winning user interface and innovative technology will provide stunning presentation and delivery of NBC’s Coverage of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. This and more exciting features , including voice recognition and “Front Row to Rio”. Keep listening to Craig Peterson’s Tech Talk for all the latest in technology.     Guest Bio Company Background Documentation Connect with Comcast Josh Chace serves as a marketing...

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Rio 2016: Coros

In preparation for our Olympic coverage, I began looking for technologies that our athletes could use to improve their training. If you have been listening to me or watching me on Facebook live, you know that I wear bone conduction headphones when I am in the studio. This type of headphone leaves my ears open allowing me to hear my producer through my ear and conduct the show without interruption. My research led me to Coros wearables. I contacted Chuck Frizzle their CEO who told me that his company focuses on connecting action sports and mobile lifestyles. So how...

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