So it seems like intelligent sports are the future, as this reminds me of the football with the camera you reported on, Chuck. http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1395&doc_id=259718
Team these technologies up with a soccer ball that can charge a phone or a lamp (http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1386&doc_id=260401) and its seems like sports equipment is getting smarter and smarter. I wonder how this will change how we play sports and how professional sports are conducted?
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