The Future is Now: The Future of Fencing

Seventy years ago, the sport of fencing adopted an equipment system reliant on an intricate, but fragile, system of wires and technologies. Today, fencers across the world still depend on this same outdated system. Tim Morehouse, an Olympic silver medalist, is revolutionizing the sport by bringing the latest technology to schools and training facilities across the country. His educational organization, Fencing in the Schools, is dedicated to “empowering youth to achieve excellence through the sport of fencing."

Using Intel-powered tablets to train instructors and coaches, Tim is bringing ease and accessibility to a new generation of aspiring fencers.

By introducing fencing to younger generations, Tim hopes to broaden the sport’s popularity. His new “instant fencing jacket” is an affordable solution to the expensive equipment system on which fencing currently relies; the unit consists of a jacket, a plastic foil, and helmet, all of which are simple to use and wear. At packed student assemblies across the country, Tim is generating an unprecedented level of excitement, having already having introduced 10,000 kids to the sport in the 2013-2014 school year. Using Intel-powered tablets to train instructors and coaches, Tim is bringing ease and accessibility to a new generation of aspiring fencers.

As both an Olympic-fencer and inspired educator, Tim is successfully blending his two passions to modernize the sport. While Tim hopes to introduce 1,000,000 kids to fencing in 10 years time, he is also working with a team of engineers to create state-of-the-art fencing equipment for professionals that radically enhance the game. Watch to see how Tim Morehouse, a leading figure in the world of fencing, is using advanced Intel technology to bring the sport to millions of kids across the United States.

The Future is Now is a 10-part video series that explores people and companies using Intel-powered technology to reinvent the future.