All good things come to an end, including the Olympics. Throughout the 17 days of the games and before we cast the spotlight on some of the latest technology and innovations that were used to help the athletes train and perform. Here is our Kinetic Recap of some of the top stories of the 2012 Olympics:
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Tyson will likely turn heads with his patriotic adizero Prime SPs shoes that were personalized with an American flag-inspired design.
Since it plays a big role in Olympic uniforms, adidas provided some information on how its constructed, tested, and the benefits of the wicking fabric.
The new helmet that was donned by the Swedish riders.
The US Olympic Swim team is wearing Speedo LZR Racer suits using the FASTSKIN3 Racing System, a combination of a suit, cap and goggles.
Nike reportedly spent the past two and a half years developing the uniforms, which include protruding bumps on the arms and sides of the torso, that are being called “Speed Dots.”
Your body repairs itself when you sleep. So it may be the next evolution to squeeze into a pair of compression pajamas to speed recovery.
Hot pants – as in short shorts – are really not something that comes to mind for cycling. But the “hot pants” developed by Adidas with help from British Cycling and Loughborough University could be the next big thing for track bike racers.
In the water it can mean being water resistant and P2i has developed a liquid repellent nano-coating technology.
At the Olympic level, kayaks are often custom fitted to the athlete. The Australian Olympic Kayak team enlisted a Creaform 3D scanner and modeling from U.S.-based Geomatic.