Like different timed sports, speedskating is set typically by mere fractions of a second. To amplify these photograph finishes and minute particulars that may make or break a skater’s time, Omega has know-how on the Olympics in Pyeongchang.
That know-how features a mild- and sound-emitting beginning gun and a digital lap counter, however a lot of the trappings will probably be positioned close to the end line — or on the skaters themselves.
Transponders situated on the athletes’ uniforms will beam particular person and comparative velocity knowledge to Omega’s timekeepers, in addition to to area scoreboards and viewers’ TV units. The athletes also can use this information after their race to research their efficiency. Positioned alongside the end line, signature pink photocells hearth off a beam of sunshine, making certain the exact ending time (measured because the winner’s blade crosses the end line) and displaying it immediately on scoreboards and tv broadcasts.
Whereas the athletes are zipping across the monitor, Omega Scan ’O Imaginative and prescient MYRIA digital camera excessive above the ice within the numerous speedskating venues will shoot 10,000 pictures per second to assist the timekeepers measure the official ending positions for each race.
Speedskating isn’t the one sport Omega is utilizing new know-how for; superior timekeeping and analytical instruments are being utilized in snowboarding, snowboarding and ice hockey, amongst different sports.
And Omega is way from the one firm displaying off improvements in tech in Pyeongchang. Intel is stay streaming occasions in digital actuality, and utilizing LED drones for mild exhibits, whereas athletes are sporting heated parkas and biometric uniforms.