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Carnegie Mellon Engineers Create Innovative Mobile Video Service to Give Sports Fans Unprecedented Access to Key Plays


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YinzCam mobile video devices

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Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) engineers Priya Narasimhan and Rajeev Gandhi have led the development of YinzCam, a large-scale mobile wireless video service designed to enhance the experience of spectators at sports events. YinzCam enables fans to view live video feeds from unique camera angles throughout a sports arena, says Narasimhan, the director of CMU's Mobility Research Center. YinzCam enables users to view mobile video, real-time action replays, game-time information, statistics, and player bios using their mobile devices. YinzCam also scales to support real-time push-and-pull video delivery services to all fans in the arena.

The researchers have launched a pilot program that will allow Pittsburgh Penguins fans to experience the enhanced viewing features while at Penguins home games. CMU student researcher Kelsey Ho says that YinzCam will revolutionize how fans watch sporting events. The YinzCam project is part of the newly created Mobility Research Center, which focuses on improving hardware and software technologies by studying how people work, play, shop, collaborate, and how new applications and services can improve their lives.

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