Data-driven or data-informed?
Hoping to turn his talented university Track & Field team into conference champions, Coach Dave decides to implement the Informonocle tracking system on his team. Pat and Alex are both young and fast sprinters for the team who feel their wellbeing is put at risk when Coach Dave relies on the Informonocle data to inform their training. When Alex is injured, Pat and his roommate look for a way to hack the Informonocle to allow Pat to get rest when he needs it.
Our team wants to focus on the tension between "data-driven" and "data-informed" uses of wearable technology data on college sports teams. Wearable technology enables nuanced and secondary data to take a more prominent role in an athlete's future. Student-athletes already face a lot of pressure, so adding possible loss of autonomous decision making due to increased surveillance could cause athletes to compromise their integrity and/or undermine their performance.
Informonocle is a futuristic sports performance tracking system that athletes wear as a contact lens. Informonocle tracks athlete biometrics which are transmitted to the athltes coach and are viewable by the athlete themselves in real time. Athletes are also able to view their training plan with a heads up display as well as communications from their coaches and teammates. Informonocle also syncs with athletes cell phones to maintain continuity when they are not wearing their contacts.
Storyboard concepts for the Informonocle video.