Welcome to the website of the EFRE/FESR project Sensors and data for the analysis of sports activities. This project aims to create prototypes built using commercially available sensors to analyze sports activities. Scroll down to find out more!

About the project

Recording and measuring athletic performance through sensors installed either on the athlete's body (e.g. in the form of a bracelet) or on sports equipment is a method for tracking fitness goals.

Sensors must record the athlete's movements in such a way that distinguished events can be detected in the subsequent data analysis, enabling statements to be made about the success of the training. There are already some systems on the market but they are not flexible enough to be adapted to our research requirements.

This project aims at developing different prototypes (consisting of a sensor component and a software component) which can be used in sports to record and evaluate athletes’ performance.

As a concrete case of application this project is dedicated to climbing. Climbing is a young sport and enjoys increasing popularity worldwide. Since its inclusion in the Olympic programme, the sport has received increased attention. For South Tyrol, climbing is a distinguishing feature.

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The main result of this project are prototypes which are a combination of hardware and software where the hardware consists of sensors which can be used in sports as well as software which can meet the information needs of the stakeholders.

In this project, the climbing sport is our primary application in which the different technologies can be tested.

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This project is a joint project between the Faculty of Computer Science of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano and Vertical Life.

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