Imagine this: You’re sitting in the stands at an NBA game, and LeBron James just threw down another huge slam dunk. You’ve got to see a replay, and it’d be nice to get an update on James’ latest game stats.
Today, you rely on arena big screens and stat monitors for such information. Very soon, though, all that content could be delivered two inches from your eyeball.
This could be possible in just a few years thanks to technology like Google Glass. Mike Janes, VP of Engineering and Technology for the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers, spoke at a recent “Broadercasting” event in Portland and shed some light on what’s could be possible for fans in the future.
“There’s great promise in my mind for Google Glass,” Janes said. “We may be able to deliver stats and replays to you without you ever leaving the game. It could be really cool.”
Glass could also give fans access to angles on the field like never before. ESPN just had two NFL players wear Glass during practice to show how both fans and players can benefit from camera angels embedded on the field.
For example, players could receive messages and tips from coaches during the game via Glass, or fans could watch a replay from a player’s vantage point.