A quick video showing the research stage during the PUSH Snowboarding wearable sensor system we developed for Nokia and Burton.
We had 30 days to create almost 30 sensors! You can see things like pressure sensors, speed guns, computer vision, arduino prototypes with processing visuals, flex sensors etc..
Our favorite was the last one, which sadly didn't make it through to the final product. It's an optical mouse in a baking tray to try and measure the speed of the snowboarder by looking at the snow flowing past it - sadly those chips are only rated up to 8 miles an hour, although the word on the street is that some "gamers" mice can go up to 11!
The Push Snowboarding Project was undertaken by our previous studio, Vitamins as a collaboration with Nokia and Burton, and we continue to use many of the learnings in our current projects.
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