The Minnesota Vikings are looking for an edge as they head into the 2014 NFL season, and it appears that they're turning to the world of technology in order to gain it.
Per the folks at Android Central, the team will be making use of Google Glass in their practices this summer. For the uninitiated, Google Glass is "smart eyewear" that can be used for any number of things. Here's a video from our friends at The Verge that might help to explain it a little more.
There are a couple of applications that you could see for something like this in the world of football. For example, if a quarterback were to wear something like this during drills, the coaches could potentially see where he was looking, how he was making his reads, and make efforts to correct those things.
The Vikings aren't the first team to make use of this technology. . .the St. Louis Rams did so during their camp last season. As the article from Android Central says, while this has some real potential for training purposes, it could also provide some amazing footage for broadcast purposes as well, similar to what the old World League of American Football had with the "helmet cam" back in the early 90s.
Hopefully we'll see some of this video on the Vikings' official website or something as Training Camp progresses.