Publication Date: 2015-Feb-23
The IP.com Prior Art Database
Disclosed is an idea how to connect two sport devices: paddle with kayak or other flotation devices like pontoon, raft or small boats.
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The core idea is to build into paddle a NFC tags (un-powered NFC chip) and use them to gather basic information about the movement, like:
- length of pull
The second device, the reader-device is on the boat or other flotation device. The reader might be static build-in the kayak or just mounted by the paddler who is training at that time. The idea is to use as a reader simple, cheap, personal and easy accessible for everyone mobile phones with NFC technology. Reader can save the data for future analysis on the microSD/SD card, or share data also on the web/FTP, social media or other Internet ways. Those information might be shared on the board/TV during competitions. Current smart phones are very common, it is easy to buy or make the phone water-proof. NFC technology is now more popular and all new phones have this technology because it might be also used for mobile banking. All modern phones have build-in GPS sensors as well.
NFC tag is a set of ideas and technology for radio communication between smartphones and other devices. Communication is established by touching devices together or bringing them into proximity. Each NFC device can work as a NFC target, NFC initiation and NFC peer to peer.
With basic, raw gathered information, with additional software is it possible to count other important for paddler information like:
- strength (combined with GPS) - distance (combined with GPS) - movement precision
All information are...