The Future of Live Sport
During the Red Bull Air Race, competing planes regularly hit 255km per hour traveling through complex courses only 50ft off the ground. Due to this huge risk factor, only one plane is allowed in the sky at any one time. This means that fans who travel to watch the race essentially see a series of time trials rather than planes going head-to-head, making it hard to judge the performance of one plane over another. However, fans viewing the race at home can see a ghost plane, which can be used as a benchmark, arguably giving a better experience.
To combat this, and to make the race as accessible as possible, Flight Deck – a mixed reality experience for Microsoft HoloLens – was conceived. As a Microsoft approved developer for HoloLens, the team was able to work closely with both Microsoft and Red Bull to create an immersive experience that substantially enhances the live-viewing of the sport.FIND OUT MORE