US skiers take to the vir­tual slopes with VR

APC Australia - - Techbrief -

Some sports are eas­ier to prac­tise for than oth­ers, but for ath­letes tack­ling ski routes (that are dif­fer­ent cour­ses for each tour­na­ment), they usu­ally rely on their mem­o­ries from the few test runs they’re al­lowed to un­der­take. Not so for Team USA in 2018’s Win­ter Olympics. The team filmed the course us­ing a GoPro Omni, cap­tur­ing a 360° video, which their con­tes­tants then used via VR to prac­tise away from the course. In­ge­nious, but it didn’t get them to the top of medal tally!

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