With the first issue of Factor’s digital magazine set for release next month, here’s what you can expect from our inaugural edition.
With the upcoming FIFA World Cup being held in Brazil, we will be looking at sport’s relationship with technology, science and innovation.
The issue will be released as a fully interactive iPad magazine with easily digestible features, the highest quality images and video produced by the Factor team.
Inside you’ll be able to submerge yourself in how data is transforming the way sports teams train, approach matches and major tournaments. This will include a look at the latest technologies that are allowing athletes to analyse their every move in a bid to improve their performance.
The first kick of the World Cup is set to be made by a paralyzed teenager who will walk onto the field using a high-tech exoskeleton. We explore how bionic technology is rapidly developing and giving new possibilities to those who have suffered large traumatic incidents.
Away from the summer of sport we speak to Outernet, the US company that want to provide free internet for the world, as they take on rival projects from Google, Facebook and the other internet giants.
You can find out how to turn your home into a smart house, discover if police in the UK are misusing databases and discover how robots are are being introduced into our lives.
We also explore the history of 3D printing and a take a retrospective look at concepts from the past and see if they managed to live up to their designer’s ambitions.
“Our readers want to know how their life is going to be in 10, 20 years”
Continuing the overarching sporting theme of the issue, we speak to drone operators who are using devices to capture a new angle on the biggest sporting events and there’s also a visual look at the indisputable referee that is Hawk-Eye.
We ask how far we can push the boundaries of the human body as technology and medical science is taking sportsmen and women beyond tradition human capabilities, and round up the latest news and reviews from the world of innovation, design and research.
Factor’s editor Lucy Ingham said: “Our readers want to know how their life is going to be in 10, 20 years, and what technologies are going to change the way they live. We focus on emerging technologies and consider the potential impact they will have.”
Issue #1 of Factor for the iPad will be out in the first weeks of June and then every month after. To keep up to date with the latest developments follow Factor on Twitter and ‘Like’ our page on Facebook.