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U.S. Olympians Train with VR for 2018 Winter Games

Updated: Oct 8, 2018

STRIVR, a VR company, announced in a blog post that they have been working with U.S. Olympiansto train for the 2018 Winter Olympics using virtual reality.

The U.S. ski and snowboarding team has been using STRIVR’s VR training program to hit the virtual slopes before shredding the actual slopes in South Korea.

The virtual reality program gives athletes the perfect opportunity to perform on the same race route as many times as they want. They can take a look at their performances and pinpoint moments throughout their virtual race that differentiates each practice run.

“The technology is especially useful for teachable moments that are rare in the physical world,” says Jeremy Bailenson, co-founder and director of the Virtual Human Interaction Lab at Stanford University.

U.S. Ski and Snowboard athletes can now mentally prepare for a race. STRIVR is empowering the team and helping them feel more comfortable and confident knowing what to expect before they actually step foot on the real race slope.

STRIVR is dedicated to empowering individuals and teams to perform at their best level. Visit their website to learn more about STRIVR and to read up on their latest projects.

The Winter Olympic Games begin Friday, February 9th.


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