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New technology at the 2014 FIFA World Cup

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Large sporting events in the world’s spotlight are often PR magnets for companies looking to showcase their latest and greatest goods and services. The World Cup is no exception, with advances in many different areas of technology being showcased.

The first three seconds of the World Cup will change everything. A human exoskeleton with a 3-D printed headpiece that responds to the paraplegic wearer’s brain functions will help a paralyzed person make the ceremonial first kickoff. This represents major advancements in many technological and medical areas.

This will also be the best-connected World Cup in history. Not only will a major portion of the world’s population be watching the event, but they will also be sharing about it on social media.

Referees are not exempt from this new technology, either. Goal line sensors will help them make more accurate calls.

Check out this infographic for more details about technological advancements being showcased at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.