A massive hi-tech athletics tournament is scheduled to take place between three cities in the north-east of England. All three will compete against each other simultaneously from there respective locations within a digital court.

A massive hi-tech athletics tournament is scheduled to take place between three cities in the north-east of England. Gateshead, Sunderland and Middlesbrough will all compete against each other simultaneously from there respective locations within a digital court. KMA has designed this virtual/real playing field that uses projected light and thermal imaging technology to create interactive elements and track player movements.

designboom explains how it works:

the ‘courts’ created by projected light; each court comprising a central playing area and two zones representing the other two locations. balls of light appear from the centre of each court – these projected images can be moved by players physically ‘touching’ them. the aim of the first game is for each location to gain points by moving as many balls as possible to the other locations. games last 90 seconds and 5 games make a series – through which the games increase in complexity as players become more familiar with the rules. the town or city with the most points at the end wins.

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