SoundOfMotion Releases VeloCoach Tablet App for Track Cycling Coaches

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VeloCoach - a coach's track to success. Cycling coaches of all disciplines, as well as wheelchair and handcycle sport coaches, can now have the benefits of instant and accurately measured propulsion power from their athletes in their hands.

As long as there is a wheel, VeloComputer can measure its power. Wheelchair and hand-cycle paralympic athletes can also measure the power generated from their hands.

Want a winning team? Imagine having the ability to accurately and instantly track a cycling team workouts and monitor their progress as it unfolds. SoundOfMotion's innovative products measure cyclists' performance with high degree of precision. The spot speed, acceleration, cadence and propulsion power are instantly calculated and then transmitted through WiFi to the coach's tablet.

The VeloCoach application was designed and tested by input from top level track coaches, allowing them to remotely monitor up to 8 riders at a time on an Android tablet. All performance data is transmitted via local WiFi from the smart phone on a bicycle directly to the tablet, where team data is presented in a simple grid for easy overview and comparison. The application also gives the coach a remote control over starting, stopping and lap changes for each cyclist as well as the whole team. Results can then be downloaded to the tablet, giving the coach all the data in an easy to read spreadsheet.

VeloCoach receives data from VeloComputer apps running on cyclists' smart phones coupled with 1° precision Bluetooth smart sensors. The high precision sensor allows VeloComputer to accurately measure spot speed and acceleration in a fraction of a second, and calculate propulsion power on the wheel in Watts using Newton's law of motion:

Power = Force x Velocity, where Force = Mass x Acceleration.

“As long as there is a wheel, VeloComputer can measure its power”, said founder Vlad Savchenko. “Wheelchair and handcycle paralympic athletes can also measure the power on their wheels”.

VeloComputer 1° precision smart sensor is currently designed for track bicycles demanding high accuracy and simplicity, with a road and mountain bike version soon to be available using Bluetooth 4.0 (low energy) technology operating from a coin size battery. The current sensor uses classic Bluetooth available on most smart phones, which the athlete carries under a seat or on a handle bars.

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About the company: SoundOfMotion is unique in its focus on developing innovative technologies for mobile devices and sports applications. SoundOfMotion is a finalist in Bluetooth Innovation World Cup 2010 and 2011 and the winner of the Orange Design and Innovation contest. SoundOfMotion was featured in CTIA Wireless, ‘Mobile Rules!’ by Nokia, ‘Top 10 Bike Gadgets’ by PC Magazine, Pro-cycling magazine, Popular Science and other media.


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