Mobile Vitual Player (MVP), a company based in Bradford, New Hampshire (USA), offers mobile dummies controlled by a remote control that can accelerate, sprint, decelerate sharply and change direction suddenly on all types of terrain (artificial turf and grass) for American football or rugby. The battery lasts between 3 and 6 hours. This technology could play a major role in the training of the future, replacing immobile dummies that do not correspond to the logic of football: opponents are rarely immobile and planted in the ground. These mobile mannequins can be used to organise different sessions at a tactical level (e.g. defensive lines) and/or to work on physical qualities at the same time: gathering information on virtual opponents and acceleration, going deep, returning to sprint on the counter-attack, specific goalkeeper, etc. The current price: $4,495.

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