Not very many people outside of athletic trainers and professional have even heard of the Nike Sparq Vapor Strobe Goggles. As seen in the video above, this technology can take the performance of the world’s greatest athletes, and raise it up a notch. The primary use for goggles is to increase reaction, focus, and all around awareness while participating in athletic competition.
This technology could possibly tremendously beneficial to MMA fighters. MMA is all about speed and timing, while still being aware o, and defending, your opponents strikes which can come from all sorts of different angles. While we watch people like Anderson Silva and Edson Barboza knock people out with dazzling kicks that seemingly come out of nowhere, the Sparq Goggles may just be what fighters are looking for to help improve their awareness of similar strikes in the octagon.
The goggles could also help fighters with their offensive abilities. If fighters use the goggles while hitting mitts or the focus bag, I believe that their timing, speed, and punching accuracy would be greatly improved. It would be very interesting to see the improvements in some of the top fighters, after using the goggles for an extended period of time.
This is also just another reason why Nike should enter the market.