8 Ways Technology has Changed Sports

 
 
 
Sports fans are tracking NBA and NHL playoff games on their iPhones, streaming audio of their favorite baseball team's games at the office, and posting shots of their kids' soccer games on Flickr.

But technological innovation not only has transformed the way we interact with sports over the past 10-15 years, it's altered the sports themselves.

In the spirit of spring fever, here's our look at the most dramatic changes technology has wreaked on sports.

8 Ways Technology has Changed Sports

Clothing and equipment design

Computing power applied to areas such as motion capture and 3D modeling have revolutionized the design of everything from shoes, uniforms and swimsuits to helmets, golf clubs and bikes. Of course, this has helped us all improve our play, and look better doing so.

8 Ways Technology has Changed Sports
 
 
 
 
 

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