Infosys unveils latest digital innovations for Roland-Garros 2022
Infosys and the French Tennis Federation (FFT) have unveiled the latest digital innovations for Roland-Garros (RG or The French Open) driven by 3D, augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.
The innovations are part of the five-year extended partnership that was announced by Infosys in March 2022.
Amélie Mauresmo — Roland-Garros Tournament Director said: “As we embark on an additional five-year partnership with Infosys, we’re really excited about expanding the reach and impact of the RG Tournament and touching people’s lives in new ways.
“What we’ve achieved yet again this year is testament to the strength of our relationship with Infosys as our digital innovation partner, and we continue to be an example for other sports tournaments around the globe.”
According to Infosys, the digital innovations for Roland-Garros 2022 include a new 3D immersive exhibition to show how tennis rackets have evolved over the history of The French Open.
Fans will get to experience transformed match viewing with contextual match stats along with patterns of play. These will be delivered through Infosys Stats Flash, which will keep a tab on records broken, and performance across the Roland-Garros tournament with real-time data overlaid on live footage of the matches.
Patterns of Play is a new interactive visualization on the Infosys Match Center, which will provide in-depth views of player tendencies as well as their match winning tactics.
Fans will also get to watch an augmented reality court featuring interactive representation of the shots, positioning, ball trajectories, and statistics for all the point won. These can be possible by simply pointing the camera of a smartphone or tablet device at any flat surface, claimed Infosys.
Besides, fans can play tennis virtually on the Philippe-Chatrier court and engage in the metaverse with other fans through Social VR.
Sumit Virmani — Infosys Chief Marketing Officer, commenting on the digital innovations for Roland-Garros 2022, said: “This year we wanted to bring a purposeful approach to the tournament and support Roland Garros in delivering a sense of true immersion and community impact.
“Through digital experiences powered by AR, VR, 3D technologies and the metaverse we’re engaging fans, students, coaches and players in a more experiential way to bring the entire ecosystem closer together, and closer to the action.”