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CNET News Video: NBA pros wear Google Glass to give fans a new point of view

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CNET News Video: NBA pros wear Google Glass to give fans a new point of view

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With the help of San Francisco startup CrowdOptic, NBA teams like the Sacramento Kings and San Jose Earthquakes are using Google Glass to get sports fans closer to the action. CNET's Sumi Das goes courtside for a virtual eye-to-eye with pros.

It's. What's it feel like to slam dunk like friends and -- -- lot like it. This -- about close to the action as you can get. Is brought to you by Google glass and San Francisco startup crowd optic wants to share this vantage point with big hands driven mobile devices. It's partnered with the Sacramento Kings which -- put Google has in the U a players. Inheriting somebody's view means that basically you have they Tokyo be right. That's right -- -- -- what what happens with our technology is I look they have -- glass running. So say the markets cousins is working on this foul shots are stuffing or whenever. I'm interested in what he's seeing so I can look at him. And and tap into his record it press the button on my group class and then in my -- I'm seeing what these seats. The tech T expensive places usually off limits giving them in the way an all access pass we were -- -- you know towards the indicated. They're practicing. Leo's -- -- all the classic stuff for people to watch some. Stuff to use an angle let's get yourself in the one. -- is betting that in the very near future more people in the stands we'll have wearable devices. That would enable its technology to uncover what it calls looks clean and -- We can understand what the crowd is focused on using a principal called triangulation so we calculate. Individuals line of sight and then and then and not on a dash quarter and in the in in the cloud week we calculate where all the lines -- -- Where the overlaps we call -- clusters and then we can track a crowd attention. And use that as a basis for things like sharing information sharing video sharing comments and things like that. Think it as your own personal I want to be in Jumbotron and right now we're getting a closer look -- that to work. Up the color. Sort of thing -- I would for the players outfitting NBA players with the nerdy looking device is actually a natural fit. For the -- which is owned by the -- run debate a successful tech entrepreneur or the team has gained a reputation for embracing tech. It's accepting bitcoin the digital currency. And is experimenting with articulates ripped the virtual headset and -- camps. Plastics cameras cameras anymore but we can have a drone operating giving somebody it unique perspective and perspective from any angle -- And that's part of what drugs are about the Communists -- Google. Ground optic has partnered with other teams including the San Jose earthquakes and Stanford basketball but like any start -- treading new terrain it's. Facing challenges. Connectivity and preserving image quality -- some of the issues. Should give it actually but if -- so those problems crowd optic is likely to score pig with fans in Sacramento nine CB -- seat. CBS news. Yeah.
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