HI-TECH MAKES GAMES SAFE AND FUN
Apart from Beijing's promise to host a "fantastic, extraordinary and excellent" Olympic Winter Games, "safe" is also a keyword as the COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing. To ensure everyone involved is safe and provide the audience with the best possible watching experience, the organizers employed state-of-the-art technologies during the testing program.
Smart watch-like intelligent thermometers with chips inside are employed in the Wukesong Sports Center to monitor personnel's real-time body temperature. They can achieve preciseness of 0.05 degree Celsius and users can check their body temperature with taps on their phone.
In the National Indoor Stadium, with the help of 40 cameras and a 3D reconstruction of the visual, "free visual angle" technology allows spectators to choose their angle of watching matches. It also functions in refereeing and players and coaches reviewing the game.
There's also good news for broadcasters. With self-help obstacle avoidance navigation, they don't have to carry themselves heavy equipment thanks to logistics robots shuttling within the working area and canteen to transport items.
In fact, they don't need to bring them on-site in the first place. Cloud broadcast system enables them to edit, distribute and store all their materials remotely on the cloud and even live stream events with their program directors back in their own country.
Apart from that, journalists can interview athletes from a different room to avoid contact, and mix zones can also be set up remotely.
"We believe these technological innovations will bring Beijing 2022 to spectators all over the world in a more spectacular way," said Gao Bo from the media operations department of the BOCOG.