We wrote the following piece for Telit’s Internet of things executive handbook it was nice to take a broader view of the context of what’s happening in sport. James, DA. (2016) Wearable Technology in Sport: An exemplar of the Internet of Things A. Bufalino (Ed.) In Internet of things executive handbook (pp 48-49), Telit Communications, Germany… Read More A Little Piece For The Internet Of Things (IoT) On Sports Wearables
The results of the 10th yearly American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Worldwide survey of fitness trends for 2016 are in. No surprise to us here at SABEL Labs, but Wearable technology has leapt into the water this year emerging as the leading trend in fitness. The ACSM defined a trend as a “general development… Read More Wearable Technology The Number 1 Trend In Fitness For 2016.
I was asked recently to undertake an economic forecast of wearable technologies. Not only is it interesting, but it also the bread and butter of SABEL Labs so its kind of useful to know where it’s all going. I was astounded to learn its a $US7B industry already and growing. One of the challenges is… Read More Wearable Technology – An Economic Forecast
Versus is a system that has gamified fitness. By utilising different sensors and technologies, it is able to measure 3D motion, pressure, force, acceleration and power output of over 200 different gym exercises (and counting). … Read More Versus Fitness: Developing A Smart Gym
One of the things we keep an eye upon is the wearable technology space and we recently came across this latest innovation from Leatherman. Leatherman is the innovator that brought us the multitool wave of innovation after the swiss army knife. A leatherman is a popular engineer/techs tool, often doubling as a belt mounted fashion accessory… Read More Wearable Tech – Old School Redesigned
The Kinect sensor has been widely used (hacked/developed/applied) by many ever since the Xbox 360 was first released. A couple of years ago, a fellow sports engineer from SHU studied the feasibility of using the Kinect sensor as a biomechanical analysis tool. He concluded that although the Kinect was fairly accurate, it wasn’t good enough for… Read More Developing With Kinect Sensors For Fitness And Health
A while back, I was referred to someone who had an issue with overheating iPads (the 3rd gen one). Due to the nature of his work (coaching/sports science), he often uses the iPad under the sun, which contributes a fair amount of heat to the iPad, and it was overheating to the extent that it… Read More Designing An iPad Cooling Case