13 August 2008

radio tracking system for indoor and outdoor sports

High-tech tracking device for Olympic success@AIS

The latest weapon in Australian athletes’ training arsenal has just been added thanks to a new collaboration announced today by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and the CSIRO.

In a world first, a mobile radio transmitter attached to an athlete or equipment can track their every move. The information is instantaneously sent back to the coach via a wireless network, enabling monitoring of an athlete’s location, speed and position relative to other athletes.

For a cyclist training in a velodrome, a light, mobile phone-sized device can be attached to the bike and can monitor, in real time, the cyclist’s location, speed, split times and accelerations. As well, the device can marry this information with the athlete’s sensory data such as body temperature and various indicators of fatigue.

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