“The future of sport is connected” - INCUS Founder Chris Ruddock
INCUS is ready to bring Mixed Reality™ to the masses and revolutionise the way we train and race. But what does the future of Mixed Reality™ look like? What are the possibilities?
Organisers like that of Super League Triathlon are already taking strides to make competitive multi-sport events more exciting for fans. But what if you could take part yourself, from anywhere in the world, virtually, and compare your speed, power, heart rate, and more in real time with the professional athletes who are competing? This type of Mixed Reality™ Racing could revolutionise multi-sport and virtual racing.
Many cyclists have already discovered the joys and benefits of using an app like Zwift to train and race with friends and teammates in the virtual world. Innovations like NOVA 2.0 could bring live outdoor events to the metaverse, with cyclists and multi-sport athletes competing across the globe in the same virtual environment.
The applications of Mixed Reality™ don’t end with racing. NOVA 2.0 will bring a new level of safety to open water swimming events, creating the best ever tracking functionality for race organisers, swim safety crews, and the athletes themselves.
Coaches will be able to monitor their athletes to make sure they’re staying on course, while the race organisers and swim safety crews will be able to keep tabs on everyone in the water with never-before-seen open water live tracking.
Not only this, the INCUS app will be able to identify individual swimmers in a mass group, allowing for heightened safety measures as well as enhanced performance tracking. It’s almost impossible to tell who is who when wearing a swim cap and goggles, so knowing who is who in a mass group will allow for enhanced spectating as well as improved broadcast and commentary capabilities.
For trail runners, NOVA 2.0 live tracking will allow friends, family, and crew members to keep an eye on a runner’s location at all times, enhancing their safety, especially when running at night during long endurance events or 24 hour ultramarathons.
Coaches will be able to monitor their runner’s life stats in real time, making sure their heart rate, pace, and location are all where they should be. Other metrics could include live blood glucose monitoring, allowing support crew to keep tabs on their runner(s) and prepare for when they reach the next aid station. These metrics will be available worldwide, broadcast in real time, 24/7.