With March Madness in Full Swing, How is IoT Changing the Game?

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By Taylor Jensen | 2Q 2022 | IN-6500


Competitive Advantages of IoT


The Internet of Things (IoT) impacts almost every industry and that doesn’t stop short of the sports industry. Teams and players are constantly looking for any competitive advantage that they can gain and IoT can offer one. The hardware integration spans from placing vibration sensors on the rim or backboard to wearables for players under their jerseys or in their shoes to even sensors embedded into the floor. There will never be too much data collected for the analytical minds in the game of basketball, and it is simply a matter of implementing hardware that can effectively collect data without affecting gameplay.

Information Everywhere


The implementation of IoT and all of the data that is collected surrounding the game of basketball has a tremendous impact on how the game is played, as well as how it is watched. When players are doing their individual workouts, they will use hoops that have vibration sensors built into them to see where their shot is hitting the rim or backboard and basketballs that have trackers to colle…

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