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Five Technological Innovations At Rio 2016

Five Technological Innovations At Rio 2016

Rio 2016 has witnessed several technological innovations...


Rio 2016 has witnessed several technological innovations. To choose only five is a task as hard as guessing which online slots are ready to payout the jackpot prize at an online casino. The final five are listed in no particular order.

The Photo Finish Technology

This technology is the end of all disputable finishes in sport. The camera Scan 'O' Vision MYRIA captures up to a 10,000 photos per second. All the images are of the highest quality. The cameras automatically start recording images as the athletes cross the finishing line. Photos are taken in a vertical line.

Security Balloons

In this day and age security is the most important thing at high profile international gatherings. Brazilian company Altave developed security balloons to improve security at the games. These balloons allow for large-scale monitoring through the use of 13 cameras on each balloon. The images from the cameras are transmitted in real time to the command Centre which is manned by the army.

Wearable Payment Technology

Participants and journalists at the Rio Olympics were able to transact in an efficient and convenient manner through the use of Near Field Communication technology. A microchip was implanted onto a waterproof bracelet or ring. The chip would communicate with the payment terminal when the wearer wishes to make a purchase.


Many of the essential aspects of the Olympic Game's management were hosted on the cloud. These include credential management and volunteer activity coordination. This technology was already in use at the best online casinos where some of the online casino apps are hosted on cloud services. The aim of the Olympic partners is to move all applications to the cloud in the next Olympics.


The Scoreboards at the games where linked to sensors which enabled accurate data capture. In special cases like golf the screens had radar measuring systems. All these additions where targeted at improving the spectator experience. The screens also had colour images. That is our list of the five technological innovations that rocked Rio 2016. As with online casinos we know that things are only set to get more interesting.


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