Sports leagues deliberating the difficult logistics of how to resume play in the coming months can really only agree on one idea: there won’t be fans in attendance. Indeed, NIH infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci is adamant that banning spectators is the only plausible path to playing games in the near-term. Some athletes have been reluctant to entertain the idea because of the diminished atmosphere in venues, which is why a Toronto-area sports startup is developing a solution to aggregate sound from fans watching games at home and turning that into an audio track for broadcasts and potentially even the stadium. The app, HearMeCheer, takes input from microphones . .
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