To the plethora of statistics, video clips and scouting reports accessible with the tap of an iPad, add an even more cutting-edge interactive tool that players began using in game preparation this season: virtual reality.
EON Sports VR is on a mission to change sports training as we know it. The young, Kansas City-based startup recently teamed up with retired MLB player Jason Giambi on Project OPS, a virtual reality baseball trainer powered by a consumer headset.
It’s the next big thing, say the folks who make their living predicting the next big thing. Investors are on board, too, ponying up more than $400 million for startups this year, and would-be players seeking even more money are everywhere on Kickstarter and Indiegogo.