Here ibm.com breaks the compelling story of how USA Cycling is harnessing the awesome power of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Before the USA Cycling teamed up with IBM Watson IoT and IBM Analytics, coaches would spend hours after every practice processing power meter and other disparate information, loading the data into spreadsheets, analyzing what could be helpful for tomorrow’s training session and how the information came together. They were limited to their intuition, but according to Coach Andy Sparks, “intuition, of course, can be very useful from a coaching standpoint. But it is not a fine enough tool when it comes to the thousandth of a second differences which we have to depend on to win or lose around.”
With Watson IoT analytics, Team USA can get a clear analytical picture of what they need to do to win gold.
In all industries, IoT data is a game-changer and is providing the competitive advantage across the board. Analysts project by 2025, data from connected devices will yield insights driving potential economic value of as much as $11 trillion (McKinsey & Company, June 2015).