As the pandemic rolls ever on, Munich-based UnitedSenses needed to come up with a way for German public broadcaster ARD (First German Television) to cover the 2022 Bejing Winter Olympics without being there in person. So it did the next best thing – using motion-capture technology, UnitedSenses turned commentators Felix Neureuther and Sven Hannawald into digital avatars and sent them to a digital Forbidden City in the heart of Beijing.

Below is a video of the motion-capture process:

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics starts Friday, February 4, and runs through Sunday, February 28.

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