Virtual reality is revolutionizing the sports world, with 360-degree camera footage and specially designed headsets providing a game-changing experience for teams, athletes and fans alike.
December 18, 2015
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Danny Belch models a virtual reality headset during a photo shoot on July 28, 2015 at STRIVR Lab in Menlo Park, Calif. Developed at Stanford in 2014, the product replays game footage in 3D, and is intended for football film study and review. It is currently in use by several NCAA and NFL teams.
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Danny Belch models a virtual reality headset during a photo shoot on July 28, 2015 at STRIVR Lab in Menlo Park, Calif.
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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer uses a virtual reality headset to review formations and scout-team tendencies from practice, and to tweak his own mechanics, on Oct. 30, 2015 at his home in Paradise Valley, Ariz.
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New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick warms up in front of a virtual reality camera before a game against the Tennessee Titans on Dec. 13, 2015 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
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A New York Jets fan watches a virtual reality video before a game against the Tennessee Titans on Dec. 13, 2015 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
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Mississippi quarterback Ryan Buchanan uses a virtual reality headset to make football play decisions on July 27, 2015 at the Manning Center in Oxford, Miss. Ole Miss is one of a growing number of football programs in the NCAA and NFL dabbling in virtual reality technology to help supplement work on the field.
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Ole Miss quarterback Ryan Buchanan uses a virtual reality headset to make football play decisions on July 27, 2015 at the Manning Center in Oxford, Miss.
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An OTOY 360-degree high-definition virtual reality camera is set up during the Los Angeles Kings practice on Feb. 26, 2015 for their Stadium Series game against the San Jose Sharks at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
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OTOY CCO Clay Sparks sits with CEO Jules Urbach wearing a virtual reality on Feb. 26, 2015 before the Stadium Series game between the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
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A young fan participates in the "You Vs. Sharapova" Virtual Reality Experience at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Aug. 31, 2015 in New York City.
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Fans participate in a virtual reality exhibit at the 2015 UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour on April 18, 2015 in Dallas.
12 of 12Charles Krupa/AP
A young New England Patriots fan wears a virtual reality headset while tailgating in the parking lot of Gillette Stadium before a game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Dec. 6, 2015 in Foxborough, Mass.
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