The Asahi Shimbun is reporting some interesting news about the National Stadium in Tokyo, which is the main facility for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. The paper wrote that the Japan Sport Council invited several companies to participate in seminars about new technology for the stadium.
“Among the proposals at the latest seminar were toilets that will record a user’s blood pressure and body temperature simply by sitting on the seat, and dedicated monitors mounted to each spectator seat in the venue that will provide multi-angle views of the action on the playing field,” the paper reported. “Other ideas presented were providing information using a multilingual translation system; creating a Wi-Fi connection that would enable 80,000 people to use the Internet at the same time; the use of hydrogen energy; and the utilization of the stadium as an evacuation center in the event of a disaster.”
Think about that. Use the bathroom AND get your blood pressured check. Dang, I love technology.
(Image: Japan Sport Council)