Trick and move detection with real-time activity data overlays
The solution was test-driven in a real world environment by a pro surfer, who confirmed the viability of the system under development.
Started as a POC project to assess the potential of a homegrown technology, the initiative has spun into a complete solution implementation. The customer tapped the Softeq expertise to transform the prototype mobile app into a fully functional demo of its flagship product capabilities.
The demo app had to showcase the wide range of features of the customer’s innovative platform powering a puck-like device created for action sports.
The device with an in-built advanced compute module, 9-axis sensor, and GPS system can be mounted onto a gamut of sports equipment, including snowboard, surfboard, skateboard, BMX bike, wakeboard, basketball, and more. Paired with a specially developed app, the complete solution is set to enable professional and casual sports enthusiasts to improve their technical skills by tracking the trick-making progress.
Using radio or BLE frequency technology, the mobile app connects wirelessly to the sensor that works with accelerometers and gyroscopes providing for the following capabilities:
When customizing the speed calculation algorithm, the team worked around the problem of processing big chunks of data retrieved from multiple sensor units using a complex filtering mechanism. The team also had to come up with solutions for overcoming the UWP technical limitations.
The solution was test-driven in a real-world environment by a pro surfer, who confirmed the viability of the system under development. The extended version of the demo app was showcased during a public presentation at a development conference organized by the customer.