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MEMS in Sport Gains Speed

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Alexander Wolfe
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MEMS' the word
Alexander Wolfe   4/20/2012 10:21:33 AM
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The MEMS in Sports presentation was one of the big highlights of the Sensors in Design Summit. More info on the sessions we had, here

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NadineJ   4/20/2012 10:57:12 AM
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It's no wonder it was a big highlight f the show.  Action Sports has been a catalyst for new trends for several years now.  Technology in fashion is one example.  The industry has also been a great agitator.  The growth of Go-Pro accelerated crowd-sharing in a fun way.

And, it's great too see technology supporting the health of athletes.  This can be used to keep track of, not only winning techniques, but also any degenerative effects on the body.

 

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Smart sufers
Rob Spiegel   4/20/2012 11:55:30 AM
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Even if surfing has the reputation for being laid back, when it comes to competition, participants will do anything to improve performance. Just look at how performance-enhancing drugs proliferated. If MEMS improves performance, they will get the attention they deserve.

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Charles Murray   4/20/2012 5:25:44 PM
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A few years ago, there was actually a television show called "Sport Science," which was all about measuring athletic performance with sensors. It was actually a good show for engineers.

http://www.designnews.com/document.asp?doc_id=224250

 

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Scott Orlosky   4/20/2012 8:15:36 PM
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As a self-avowed data junkie, I think this is really cool technology.  I remember working 25 years ago on some Virtual Reality projects where we were trying to map the body in 3D space.  Some of it eventually translated into telepresence programs and gaming, but nothing like the miniature sensors can do now.  Just wait until energy harvesting gets integrated into these sensors and then they can go just about anywhere.

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ChasChas   4/23/2012 10:05:07 AM
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Now if we add a lite, powered, programmed exoskeleton to the person, they can be guided/prompted through the proper movements to enhance performance and to avoid injury. Like an instructor teaches how to fly a plane via dual controls.

 

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notarboca   4/23/2012 11:44:42 AM
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I imagine this technology has been available for some time in the movie industry, what with millions of budget dollars.  Glad to see the form and functionality has advanced to be useful to sporting pursuits.

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Rob Spiegel   4/23/2012 2:42:16 PM
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Yes, this is like a virtual co-pilot. One application I've seen is that pro golfers and ball players are capturing their expert golf or baseball swings. Users can then match their own swings to the experts to see where they are matching for falling short of the expert's swings.

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Rob Spiegel   4/23/2012 2:43:56 PM
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Interesting suggestion on the movie industry, Notarboca. How do you see this technology used in movies?

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notarboca   4/23/2012 2:52:29 PM
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I have seen applications where Hollywood would dress an actor in a MEMS suit and use the feedback from it to "vitualize" them for use in CGI; much more lifelike than regular computer animation.  I think it has been used for video game design as well.

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