Important features of technology that is the driving force behind British team in London Olympics 2012. Read further for US TV Schedule
Team GB members are all set to make a mark in the Olympics 2012. Triathletes, cyclists, horse riders, swimmers and other athletes of the official Olympics team of the Great Britain arrive for the event with highly sophisticated technology-driven training courses. With the greatest sport extravaganza taking place in their homeland, team GB is well prepared. For several years, team members have been utilizing innovative methods in training and coaching to accomplish momentous wins and medals in the historic event. From wind tunnels to military lasers, Team GB has gone hi-tech to sharpen their talents in bid for medals for their country.
Waterproof nano-coating for sailors and bikers: Great Britain’s sailors and mountain bikers for Olympics 2012 are well-trained for their matches. They have undergone state-of-the-art training sessions using a highly innovative technology, called waterproof nano-coating. It is a technology often used to defend soldiers from chemical weapons. In training for sailing, it is applied to sailor’s clothing and equipment before he/she heads to the waters.
Nano-coating creates a layer on the place it is applied. It helps air go through, thus keeping sailors fresh; but it keeps away water. It means water drops easily overspill rather than getting absorbed into the material. The process adds further weight and slows down the boat, experts say. A similar tool produced by Oxford-based firm P2i is used for the training of mountain bikers. The result is that performers get enough exercise in their area of activity and it will largely boost their performance in the field of Olympics.
Military lasers for cyclists: Cycling has no direct relation with military. But, British cyclists are getting trained for the 2012 Olympics with special military lasers developed by the famous weapon maker BAE. In the run up to the Olympics, the cyclists need to have the vigor of military members. It will indeed create many memorable and record-breaking performances in the field. Military lasers are used in the Manchester training base to check timings of cyclists. Mentors get a clear picture of their wards’ performances in help of BAE’s £1.5million technology. BAE avails military lasers thanks to an association with the U.K Sport in the run up to the Olympics 2012.
Horse riding air vests for equestrians: Needless to say, horse riding is one of the most favorite sports for the British. The GB team comes out for Olympics 2012 with skilled equestrians, who are extremely trained in horse riding using high-tech vests and other tools. Point Two’s special outer vest is a great product used for horse rider’s training in Britain. Well, the advanced vest is designed to cover the equestrian’s trunk and coccyx. When inflated, the vest rises up to even out the neck, specialists say.
Wireless tracking system for swimmers: To enhance up the strength and vigor of its swimmers, Britain has created a sophisticated wireless tracking system. After the impressive medal hauls in the 2008 Beijing Games, British Swimming wanted to keep up the performance in the upcoming Olympics that takes place in their homeland. For this, the authority challenged some universities to bring about a high tech tool for increasing the capacity of swimmers.
Researchers at the Queen Mary, Loughborough and Imperial College could formulate the technology thanks to funds from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. What they developed is a wonderful tracking system that will let transmit data wirelessly through water. The technology helps swimming squads of the country in a way that it transmits all data regarding their performance in water to the computer in the land. Coaches and trainers will easily be able to access the details and monitor performance of their wards live.