Stage 1: TV
Fans of sporting events are passionate about their team. From yells of encouragement to controversial umpiring decisions, everybody has a voice and an opinion.
Virtual Supporter gives fans at home a voice in the stadium.
Most sports channels offer on-screen overlays or graphics to show statistics such as percentage of play or fouls committed. Virtual Supporter adds ~~one more measure: ~~the support of the usually silent majority at home.
By sending the result of a real-time mobile phone poll to the screen, people around the world can compete to put their team ahead.
But that’s only a fraction of the story. The on-screen display leads to Stage 2: taking the voice to the stadium.