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Football programs embrace virtual reality as new training tool

Football programs embrace virtual reality as new training tool

Football coaches may seem set in their ways, but they can be early adopters of any new technology that may improve their chances of winning. The next frontier in the football world is right in front of players, close enough to touch. The twist? It's all an illusion. Virtual reality technology is one of the fastest growing industries, with reportedly more than 16 million devices expected to be sold worldwide by 2016. No longer just the talk of science fiction, virtual reality allows users who slip on a headset to find themselves immersed in a three-dimensional world unlike their own. The uses for this technology have centered on the video game field, but several companies are taking...

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