Laser Measuring Device for Precise Sports Activity Tracking, Video Recording & Streaming

Measures the reaction, agility and velocity of runners at a certain route section

  • Altium Designer
  • SVN
Solution

Exercise Tracker & Recorder

Industry Sports
Engagement Model Fixed price
Methodology Waterfall
Team
  • Schematic Design Engineer
  • PCB Design Engineer
  • Enclosure Designer
  • Project Manager
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Customer

Problem

The client needed a seasoned technology partner to help create a smoothly running solution to support sports competitions and enable accurate results tracking.

Softeq was to carry out a comprehensive R&D session and manufacture a sample of a new laser-powered device for tracking, monitoring, video recording and streaming sports activities. The primary goal of the project was to awaken children's interest to sports. Our team was responsible for development of both enclosure and schematic design, integration of Wi-Fi network, indoor location system implementation, as well as gyrostabilization of lasers.

Solution

The multipurpose device allows sports activities tracking, video recording and live streaming, as well as integration with social networks. The solution’s main differentiators are automatic laser calibration and a high measurement precision. The basic function of the installation is time-keeping of passage of the running distance using laser optical sensors. The product also serves to measure the reaction, agility and velocity of runners or any participant at a certain route section and direction and then transfer the data to a PC. The system implies catering for schools, sports clubs, and event agencies.

Challenges

Laser gyrostabilization

Carrying out a comprehensive R&D session, the team solved the problem of step motor management by means of pulse width modulation on standard GPIO microcontrollers. This structural arrangement ensures the laser being securely fixed and stable, so that no motion of the device body would affect it.

Results

The team accomplished the hardware development phase and completed a sample manufacturing. The device’s design and material specifications, as well as performance and inspection documentation, meet the following international standards: IPC-2612, IPC-2221, IPC-7351B, IPC-4562, IPC-4101, IPC-A-600, IPC-A-610. The device was delivered to the client to get tested and approved before proceeding with further development phases.