Patent published on July 25, 2023

Northwestern University Develops Automated Data Visualization System for Mass Participation Events

The world of technology is changing rapidly, and with it, the way we take part in mass participation events. Northwestern University has developed a new automated data visualization system for these events, which could revolutionize the way we track and manage participants and associated resources.

The system, which is currently undergoing patent protection, is an innovative way of helping people automatically create visual representations of data from races, competitions, and other types of events. This system could help show not only how people performed in a race, but also predict how they might do in the future.

The system works by collecting data from sensors placed on participants, such as heart rate monitors and GPS devices. This data is then analyzed and used to create a visual representation of a race or event in real-time, such as a 3D map for a marathon. This data can then be used to monitor the progress of each participant, as well as identify and prepare for potential risks, such as overcrowding or fatigue.

The system could also be used to measure the performance of participants in comparison to the performance of other participants. For example, a marathon race can be simulated in the system to show the average heart rate of the participants, or a comparison between the speed of the fastest participant and the slowest. This data can then be used to predict potential outcomes of future events and even provide tailored training programmes for participants.

Not only will this system provide real-time data and predictions for events, but it could also offer valuable insights into the performance of athletes. For example, it could provide data to coaches on the performance of their athletes, helping them to develop strategies and programmes to improve their performance.

The possibilities of this automated data visualization system are vast, and it could potentially transform the way we manage and track mass participation events. The technology is currently in the patenting process, and there is no guarantee that it will come to market. However, if it does, it could revolutionize the way we interact with such events and provide valuable insights to coaches, athletes, and event organizers.

The system described here is currently being developed by Northwestern University and is protected by US patent number US11709859B2. It is a great example of how technology can be used to improve the way we manage and track mass participation events, potentially providing valuable insights to coaches, athletes, and event organizers.

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