Design, Implementation and Testing of a Wearable Sensing System for Professional Downhill Skiing in Cooperation with Trainers

Conference: IFAWC - International Forum on Applied Wearable Computing - 2nd International Forum on Applied Wearable Computing 2005
03/17/2005 - 03/18/2005 at Zurich, Switzerland

Proceedings: IFAWC - International Forum on Applied Wearable Computing

Pages: 15Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Michahelles, Florian; Crameri, Erich (Perceptual Computing and Computer Vision Group, ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Schiele, Bernt (Multimodal Interactive Systems, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany)

Very few of today’s applications and application scenarios of ubiquitous computing and wearable computing are highly convincing and employed in real-world settings. With respect to that, this paper describes the design and implementation of a wearable sensing system to be used for professional downhill skiing. This system allows to better analyze an athlete’s motions and share those findings among trainer and athlete allowing more focussed training sessions. The system is evaluated by an initial 'self-test' and later discussing those result in cooperation with four professional skiing trainers. The findings from those evaluation sessions provide the guidelines for upcoming refinements and developments for introducing such a system in practice.