Soccer, innovation and technologyBreaking new ground in some life areas, in which we’re already used to, is a topic rather particular within technology. Not everyone take risks to innovate, to create or just adapting to a new method or a new tool that could bring excellent benefits. But it can fail in the attempt, and that’s what everybody is scare of; failing in the attempt. It isn’t easy to innovate and bringing new tools to what we already know and what we already use. Proposing new ways to find better results, gaining ground as much as possible, it’s also likely to have mistakes or negative results by the lack of calculations. That’s the main reason of why so many people don’t like to innovate; they already have a comfortable and secure position.

Certain life areas aren’t just filled with technology devices, such as; smartphones, smart TVs or virtual reality glasses. Actually, it goes beyond than that because it’s being implemented to sports, food products, music, life styles, entertaining, among others. Technology is embracing every one of them, for which today we enjoy a better and vast efficiency throughout time; when technology is still having updates and reaching new tools to enhance it. We have to take in account that in many life areas technology is present, but some things aren’t accepted by society, now that is being known as robotic processes, when in fact are just tools improving our lives.

Innovating soccer

One of the sports that has suffered more critics, both positive and negative in the implementation of technology, has been soccer. A lot of people agree with the application of technology to detect fouls, offside positions, if the ball goes into the soccer goal, and confirmation through slow motion if there is a foul or any other characteristic that fanatics disapprove justifying the human decision of referees; accepting that they can make mistakes in some things by the fact that we’re humans. However, supporting technology in sports is a great option to achieve perfection, without margin of error, being totally fair.

Nowadays, some technological characteristics were accepted, having the support and the right efficiency in the game, making it equal and fair for both sides. In the 2014 Rio de Janeiro soccer World Cup, an extension of unknown characteristics were displayed and implemented for the first time in a soccer field when the first whistle of the most important soccer world cup celebrated every 4 years was sounded. One of the characteristics is that the referees had smart wristbands that pointed if the ball passes the goal line. This characteristic helped, with slow motion, at taking decisions; because it wasn’t very fair before this pioneering device.

From a player to an innovator

Llana Milkes is the name of the ex soccer player who decided to leave the soccer field to become a groundbreaking entrepreneur. Llana Milkes was a soccer player and she wore during 5 years its feminine Colombian team t-shirt, feeling rather proud about it. Becoming today the World Tech Makers cofounder, she was also chosen to represent her country, Colombia, in the 2016 Start Tel Aviv lecture where they won the support of the Skype and Hotmail investor. Llana Milkes is well known in Colombia like “Superpowerful” by the fact of leaving a soccer field to become a cofounder of a startup company that has future in the teaching of programming.

World Tech Makers is a startup company dedicated to the teaching of an early age future programmers, as well as adults. Programming doesn’t have limits and if you can imagine, you can program. The well known World Tech Makers figures says that at least 95% of its students or people who has gone through it have found a job in the programming area. The company counts with a support of many Colombian companies. However, just the support of Skype and Hotmail will be enough to release this platform.

The innovation pit

One of the most important things of innovation is the information given to the users. Llana Milkes was successful and that’s why she received support from many multimillion-dollar companies. Nonetheless, many enterprises had failed at innovation of an area or a specific side of its business because they didn’t spread enough information for a change. Without the required information or lecture for its users, an entire company could fall and get worse if they take risks and do not expose the necessary standards.

The most important innovation topic is to stop doing something ordinary, taking action to obtain a better efficiency in the final answers. It’s necessary to make innovations in companies because staying with an old technology might unchain, in some cases, a forced and not prepared migration to other platforms. That’s why it must be very important to take action before these sorts of migrations occur; to avoid any type of regret.

Estudiante de Ingeniería de Sistemas en el Instituto Universitario Politécnico Santiago Mariño en Venezuela. Redactor freelance para VOFEEL international desde 2016. Amante de la música clásica y de la tecnología. [English]: System engineering student at Santiago Mariño University. Freelancer writer for Vofeel since 2016. Classical music and technology lover.

Technology and FadThe technology and fad were two topics that we had to separate completely because they weren’t similar and the persons who followed one didn’t like the other, everything changed when technology and fad were mixed to create patents that nowadays are known as a “wearable” for society. The technology by its side was able to create to its step everything that we know today as smartphones, flat screen TV’s, or create virtual environments as the virtual reality and even what we see on movies, TV series or science fiction which in a future will be possible as it continues being developed.

The fad never was a topic that could be related with technology unless it was for publicity and marketing of them, however the technology comes to it to give a futurist touch but with a higher cost by the features that some have. Nowadays there are many projects opened to proposals to create clothing with functions; to work in together with smartphones, clothing automatically adaptable to the weather, clothes to know and take control in how many calories spend a person while practicing a sport, among others… There are infinities of features that can have these clothes and are yet in development, but that many of them are already designed and practiced.

Fad to improve the health

Some of the projects of technology and fad are not only based on looking well and adapting to a weather change, many of these developers go further and it’s where technological science becomes more interesting to society. In the University of California, San Diego they created a prototype to know the arterial pressure, heart rate and many features of the vital signs of who carries this clothes. An advantage of this is that the patient won’t need to pay all the services and costs of a hospital if already has this clothes, maybe it’ll be a good invest.

The science of technology has supported a lot to medicine to find new solutions and facilitate some aspects of medicine to know with more exactitude and efficiency the problems that can suffer a patient, or the possibility of its treatments. There are many proposals of clothing to adult people for including cardiac monitoring and diabetic. The doctor Wang declared that is an advantage that we have this sort of clothing at home, due to for old people was better having a treatment at home that going every day to hospital and do the same task that smart clothing does.

Medellin is preparing for the change

The Medellin city in Colombia has been presenting many patents and proposals to start showing all these clothing that were already developed and still being on development. Companies such as Inexmoda or Woma have constantly been declaring that this new technology is not come to the city, but since now the country has to prepare to give the change and being one of the Latin-American cities that will have in use this technology on nowadays, not only as a prototype if not as daily use of the users.

The problem in many companies or organizations is that they’re afraid to the change of new patents within the company without knowing that is the step that must make a company to be better than it already is. In this case we don’t talk about an organization rather an entire city and probably a whole country, the technology implies a cost, but that cost reflects to have solutions that previously didn’t exist and make ease of some aspects of the daily life

¡Wearables to the sell!

Although many of these smart accessories are still on development, there are companies that already have a final product and decided to launch it to the market. Rusty is an example of them; a clothing brand very recognized that on its smart accessories as for women as for gentleman offer a novelty on its accessories; the option to include headsets that cannot be tangled and can be washed many times. The headphones comes as adjustable braids for the cord of a sweater, the majority of the stock for this smart accessory is of a sweater.

Zerintia technologies, is another company that since it’s known a prototype of technology and fad, it has dedicated to create a perfect combination between comfort and functionality on the smart accessories. Zerintia offers multiple products that have passed through many tests before being sold; some of them prevent possible diseases and information about vital signs of the person that use this accessory, besides to adapt the capacities and functions of these wearables to our daily life or job.

The wearables are small accessories that bring advanced technology in any part of our body to process information, send it where it’s configured and even do many functions that we don’t see, but that some aspects of our daily life it makes them easier. The most recognized wearables are the smart watches that are connected to our smartphone and transfer information between them.

Estudiante de Ingeniería de Sistemas en el Instituto Universitario Politécnico Santiago Mariño en Venezuela. Redactor freelance para VOFEEL international desde 2016. Amante de la música clásica y de la tecnología. [English]: System engineering student at Santiago Mariño University. Freelancer writer for Vofeel since 2016. Classical music and technology lover.