Shanghai - Sports brand Nike has created the world's first fully interactive LED basketball court.
The responsive court, created as part of the brand's Nike RISE campaign in China, is equipped with sensors which track players as they move across its surface. Having noted a player's movements, the court then sets out individual training programmes and drills for them to follow.
As well as providing training, the LED court is able to respond to a player's mistakes, display performance statistics, advertising, and – of course – mark out the classic court markings.
The Nike RISE campaign centres around a competition where up-and-coming Chinese basketball players compete to play in the Nike World Basketball Festival in Barcelona. A number of well-known international basketball players, such as Kobe Bryant, are taking part in the campaign, providing the contestants with training sessions.
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