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From Agile AI Punching Bags to Gluten-Free Athletic Libations

 - Apr 28, 2018
As the April rains start to bring about the buds of spring, so too does the season welcome in the opening of the MLB season, and the April 2018 sports trends reflect those new beginnings. There are plenty of interesting sports ideas within the innovations here, many of which harness the most advanced technology at brands' disposal to help athletes perform at their best.

One of the most fascinating of the April 2018 sports trends is BotBoxer, a martial arts training tool. It's a next-generation punching bag that not only uses embedded sensors to track athletes' punching power and velocity, but it also has a swiveling motor that, in conjunction with ultra-fast computer vision processing, can respond to fighters' blows as they're being thrown. In other words, the advanced piece of training tech can dodge punches with the speed and prescience of a world-class fighter.