During the 2019 World Gymnastics Championships, all 527 athletes participating in the competition were asked to give their consent for multiple laser scans which helps in providing a 3-dimensional image of the body.
By using the help of these images it will help in the judging support system to create perfect results. The technology is being developed by IT giant Fujitsu. The technology is being used for the first time in a competition.
The approval for the use of this technology in the Internation Olympic competition is still pending which can help the human judges to score the gymnastic routines by using artificial intelligence. This technology can be used during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
It might also be an advancement in technology where computer technology will replace the human judge to provide accurate results. For now, it is not the plan which was acknowledged by the International Federation of Gymnastics and Fujitsu.
In the history of gymnastics, there have been some errors from the judges and it might not be good for the morale of the athletes. With the help of advanced technology, the judging will become more accurate and help the players to perform best. Most Gymnasts start training at a very early age and trains for more than 20 years to be on the Olympic team and that is why they are using this technology to respect their hard work and avoiding any misjudgments.
During the world championship, China, Japan, and Russia were the top three in which computer-assisted judging for used for a limited time. It was used in about 4 out of 10 events. While the program was used to only give a score on a routine basis which is D score not on the performance basis which is E score.