While attempting to measure my performance I ended up with a bag of sensors: foot pod for running, speed and cadence for cycling, sensors for tennis, golf, swimming, rowing and paddling. Why can't we have one sensor which reliably measures all activities?
Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) January 04, 2016
People are becoming more health-conscious. Many are taking physical activity a step further by participating in multiple competitive sports. The number of marathon runners in the US has increased by 140% since 1990, while the number of triathletes rose 59% from 2008. Nearly all of these new, modern athletes use some kind of tracking device to help gauge their training. Smartphones and smartwatches provide a computing platform for activities, but they require sensors to measure and produce motion statistics.
SoundOfMotion has engineered the first 3Dmotion Smart Sensor that utilizes Earth’s magnetic field to provide accurate metrics for multiple sports. The company has launched a Kickstarter campaign with products set to ship to backers beginning April 2016 and shows the technology at CES, booth 73274.
"I've always been passionate about sports and active lifestyle." said Vlad Savchenko, the inventor and founder of SoundOfMotion. "While attempting to track and measure my performance I ended up with a bag of sensors: foot pod for running, speed and cadence sensors for cycling, swing sensors for tennis and golf, stroke sensors for swimming, rowing or paddling. Why can't we have one sensor which reliably measures all activities?"
There are many motion sensors on the market. Most use an accelerometer, or gyro, or both. SoundofMotion’s 3Dmotion Smart Sensor uses Earth magnetic field sensing technology to provide a single, consistent motion detection multi-sport sensor platform for many lifestyle activities. It can measure speed and cadence when running or cycling, kicks while swimming, strokes in rowing or paddling, and swings in golfing or playing tennis.
The 3Dmotion Smart Sensor also detects the angles of pivotal motion. In contrast to the traditional accelerometer or gyro, Earth’s magnetic field sensor consumes very little power and not susceptible to error caused by vibrations. Furthermore, the sensor’s smarts, its firmware can be updated instantly over-the-air from a smartphone so athletes can switch between different activities in seconds using the same sensor.
The sensor provides different mechanical mounting options for shoes, limbs, oars, paddles and other equipment, amounting to an inexpensive $50 platform for developers to constantly innovative new applications for sports.
SoundOfMotion Technologies Inc. http://www.soundofmotion.com was founded in 2007 by Vlad Savchenko, a multi-sport athlete who has 25 years of experience in IT and holds multiple patents related to various sensing technologies.