In Brief

The company is using augmented reality to enhance otherwise flat displays by overlaying supplementary information

According to a patent application obtained by The Donohue Report, Verizon is looking to make an augmented reality app for mobile that will enable in-stadium NFL fans to identify their on-field players and receive detailed statistics about said players. Using a blend of AR and LTE broadcast (eMBMS) technology, the app will recognize players via sensors embedded within their helmets.

“The sensor may be attached with a player in a football match, which provides augmented reality content, for example, position, speed, and the like, of the player. In another exemplary scenario, the sensor may be attached with a basketball in a basketball [game], which provides augmented reality content, such as, position of the ball,” reads the patent.

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