The 2018 Winter Olympics are almost here. For the skiers and snowboarders of Team USA, that means constant training on the slopes — and in virtual reality.
For the past two years, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has been working with Strivr, a VR training startup based in Menlo Park, California. The Utah-based national governing body for skiing and snowboarding uses Strivr’s VR platform to train athletes for World Cup competitions as well as the upcoming Olympics.
Where VR is most useful for Olympians, according to Strivr CTO Brian Meek, is in course repetition. Skiers and snowboarders often only get one chance to experience the course they’ll be racing on before a race itself, and they’ll get that chance a few days before (or even the day of) the event. Read more…
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