Energy Monitoring System to be Installed at the Olympic Winter Games 2018

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General Electric (GE) has partnered with the Olympic Games to install an Energy Monitoring System (EMS) that is “expected to enhance stability and reliability of power supply” at the 14 Olympic Games venues “through real-time energy monitoring…”

This system will ensure fast response and repair in the event of a power outage at any of the venues, as well as collect power consumption data that allows for more efficient power use during the 2018 Games and beyond.

GE is one of the many companies we work with, and we are excited to see how this system will make future Olympic Games more enjoyable than ever before.

You can read GE’s official press release here.

Paralympics Performance Improved by New Technology

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The 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, which invited over 4,300 athletes to compete in 23 events, concluded this past September. Denise Schindler, a 30-year old cyclist and World Championships medalist, also won a silver medal for her efforts in the Paralympic event. Prior to the games, Schindler used a standard prosthetic leg, which reportedly often caused her pain. She realized she needed a customized prosthetic that would not only fit her better but also help her avoid common injuries that can occur during races. Schindler worked hard with a British designer and manufacture to help her create the world’s first 3D performance prosthetic, which she ended up wearing during her event.

They were able to create a 3D printed model that was significantly cheaper than the competition on the market today. In addition to the affordability, the product was lighter in weight, about a third to be exact over her last prosthetic, which proved to be beneficial to her and boosted her performance. So congratulations Denise Schindler on your big win at the Rio games! We cannot wait to see what else has in store for you in future competitions.

Click HERE to read more about Denise Schindler’s inspirational story!