Technological advancements at the World Cup (infographic)

18 Jun 2014150 Views

The 2014 World Cup is in full swing in Brazil, and a new infographic takes a look at the technological advancements powering the football tournament.

The infographic by IEEE Standards Association starts off by dissecting how a robotic exoskeleton and goal-line technology works.

At the World Cup opening ceremony on 12 June in São Paulo, a paraplegic man named Juliano Pinto kicked a football with the help of a robotic exoskeleton, and this year marks the first time advanced goal-line technology is being used at the World Cup.

The infographic also examines connectivity, particularly in relation to mobile devices, at what it dubs ‘the most connected sporting event in the world’.

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Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic

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