Sacramento Kings to wear Google Glass during an upcoming NBA contest against Indiana
Before you start getting the image in your head of players like Demarcus Cousins running all over the court wearing the connected specs, the players will not be wearing the device while on the floor. The Kings will wear the specs while sitting on the bench. Using technology from CrowdOptic, the fans at Sleep Train Arena will be able to view what players on the bench are seeing by looking at the giant Jumbotron scoreboard. Those not in the arena will be able to view the same images during the television broadcast of the game, and on smartphones.
The game chosen for the experiment will be played January 24th in Sacramento, as the Kings take on the team with the best record in the east, the Indiana Pacers. CrowdOptic officials see this as the beginning of a new trend for NBA teams and the company is currently negotiating with the league for the content created from Glass.
Sacramento produced a trailer for the event, showing the introductions and warm-ups from a previous game, through the eyes of various Kings players. Check it out by clicking on the video below.