Cutting-edge devices proposed for Tokyo’s new National Stadium

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High-tech toilets and other cutting-edge gadgetry have been unveiled as possible additions to the new National Stadium in Tokyo, Japan, that will serve as the main venue for the 2020 Olympics.

The Japan Sport Council invited companies to join seminars it has held since May last year on new technologies for the stadium. Among the proposals at the latest seminar were toilets that will record a user’s blood pressure and body temperature, and dedicated monitors mounted to each spectator seat in the venue that will provide multi-angle views of the action on the playing field.

Other ideas presented included: providing information using a multilingual translation system; creating a wi-fi connection that would enable 80,000 people to use the internet simultaneously; the use of hydrogen energy; and the utilization of the stadium as an evacuation center in the event of a disaster.

May 8, 2015

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