NFL to test virtual reality simulators for training referees

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Virtual reality use isn’t just for NFL teams to improve players’ on-field performance or engage with fans as part of a corporate activation. Now the league will gets its referees involved as well.

“We will be testing new technology for training officials, including virtual reality simulators and POV cameras,” an NFL spokesperson told SportTechie via email.

The NFL is in the early phases of developing VR training materials for the league’s referees, Chief Information Officer Michelle McKenna-Doyle told BizTech Magazine.

Through the technology integration, league officials will be able to obtain more mental reps as they practice calling game-like situations, according to the report.

Source: Fox Sports


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