Visa Olympics – Rio


This aspect of the Rio Olympics gave a glimpse into what the future could be with IOT (Internet of things) devices. Each of the Visa guests were given a bracelet with funds preloaded on a Visa Checkout account. With it they could pay for items at various stores with a wave of their hand. In addition, The bracelet could also help locate lost guest and allow a concierge to help them get to their destination.



Another innovative feature was the IOT integrated facial recognition software. As a Visa guest traveled around Rio, photographer were placed around areas of photo opportunities. If a guest’s picture was taken, their image would be sent directly to their phone.