Photo of the National Speed Skating Oval: VCG
As the 100-day countdown to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics approached, a number of social media topics generated millions of comments and discussions, including the cutting-edge technologies that will support the event. World-class sportsman have garnered wide attention.
The technologies aided and will assist the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in broadcasting, venues operation and athlete training, including air disinfection equipment, 5G base stations and artificial intelligence (AI) data analytics.
Comprehensive 5G coverage has been achieved in and around the Olympic venues, ensuring an “immersive” VR viewing experience for the public.
Meanwhile, the high-speed highway and railway connecting Beijing and Zhangjiakou, the co-host city of northern China’s Hebei Province, have also achieved full 5G coverage. The high-speed rail link between cities is equipped with wireless charging.
5G wireless networks can transfer large amounts of data to meet communication needs during major events.
Advanced technologies such as 360-degree replay and drones will also be used during the Beijing Winter Olympics.
Since the 2022 Olympic tickets will only be sold to spectators on the Chinese mainland due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 5G signals will enable high-definition streaming to VR devices so that the public can enjoy watching them. overseas can attend events virtually online but feel as though they are there.
The International Olympic Committee welcomes the decision, agreeing that safety must always remain the priority. Air disinfection equipment is crucial to ensuring the safety of all Games participants, as the coronavirus can be transmitted through the air.
Geng Liang, strategic account director of Shenzhen Kangfeng Air Purification Technology Co, told the Global Times that the company’s large mobile air purifiers will support the Beijing Olympics.
“The mobile air purifier uses AOP-KF solid alkali as a filter, which can actively capture and remove bacteria in the air by releasing hydroxyl free radicals, ensuring that large closed sites have clean air at all moment, ”Geng said.
The purifiers have already been used at the 130th Canton Fair, the first on-site session since the start of the pandemic. It closed with more than 600,000 in-person visits, with no new reported COVID-19 cases and zero contamination.
The equipment was also tested in the “ice altar” of the Beijing Olympic Winter Games site for six months, showing good results, said the director.
The site will be used for games and training for several Olympic events, including ice hockey and figure skating.
Other technologies used at the sites will ensure smooth operations and increased efficiency.
For example, a newly designed 5G smart car, capable of detecting the smoothness of the ice track surface with an accuracy of a few centimeters, can replace manual inspections.
The roughness of the runway surface is used to depend on manual observation and judgment. The new smart car uses the 5G transmission technology based on the BeiDou satellite navigation system to detect the roughness of the surface and simultaneously transfer the data to the analysis center, then use the data model to make judgment.
The first snow wax car with full intellectual property rights in China officially rolled off the production line on September 26 and was due for delivery to the national team on Wednesday, Taishan Sports Industry Group Co told the Global Times.
Ski wax can effectively improve the handling and speed of skis, which directly affects the performance of athletes.
High tech training
In addition to the venues, the workouts of the athletes were also supported by cutting-edge technology.
Much like the snow waxing car, which helps in winter sports training and also on the competition site, micro-pressure oxygen enrichment equipment can help athletes quickly regain their fitness.
The equipment was on display throughout the Beijing China International High-Tech Expo in September. The oxygen enrichment facility is a circular chamber of about three cubic meters, surrounded by leather materials, with a comfortable bench, table and test equipment.
“The build-up of fatigue caused by prolonged training with heavy loads affects the effect of training. Athletes can eliminate fatigue in just 50 minutes using the equipment,” a staff member told The Global Times. named after Zhang of PERIC Hydrogen Technologies Co.
Additionally, AI data analysis is used for figure skating training. Athletes’ training videos will be turned into 3D models of the human body, and the AI can analyze the data to identify technical parameters that affect athlete performance, such as how energy is produced, jump time and the speed of rotation.
Low speed wind tunnels are also used to measure aerodynamic drag of athletes and provide wind resistance training for athletes.