Virtual reality training tools stand to become part of an athlete's arsenal

When Carolina’s Cam Newton and Denver’s Peyton Manning suit up for Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco on Feb. 7, they’ll be looking to use every possible piece of information they can find to get a competitive edge in the biggest game in all of sports.

In the near future, that preparation will likely include strapping on a pair of virtual reality goggles to survey an opposing defense from every possible angle.

“Anything that provides insight and advantages for athletes, they’re all about,” said Craig Howe, CEO of Rebel Ventures, a leading sports digital strategy and tech venture firm. “The technology is finally getting to the point where it’s actually providing that type of value to an athlete.”

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