Fox Sports Newsroom: Bucs invest in virtual reality system to help Jameis Winston

Called Sidekiq, the football-simulator software developed by the company simulates game conditions by utilizing customizable computer-generated graphics that replicate game or practice conditions from the same perspective as the player previously encountered, according to an ESPN report.

The Buccaneers join the Dallas Cowboys as NFL teams on the forefront in attempting to utilize the budding technology, a movement already embraced at the college and high school level.

“Virtual reality has become very popular in high school and college programs, and there has recently been much more interest in the technology from professional sports teams looking to add to their teaching tools while limiting exposure to injuries that may occur in live-action situations,” EON Sports VR CEO Brendan Reilly said. “We are excited to get to work with the Buccaneers and provide their quarterbacks with the opportunity to train more efficiently than ever before.”

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2015-07-21T16:50:28+00:00