University of Twente Student Theses


How to design a wearable for coaching in rowing

Dijkstra, R.W. (2018) How to design a wearable for coaching in rowing.

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Abstract:This report is about the development of a prototype of an electronic wearable for rowing: a product that is able to give feedback on the performance of the athlete in a live feedback system. The purpose is that it is able to measure a key factor of the rower’s performance and give effective feedback to the athlete but also the coach. The resulting prototype is a system which uses force sensors at the feet and the hands which can measure accurately when the rower starts the stroke. The difference in time between the feet and hands is called the ‘catch-factor’, which is the factor that determines the accuracy of the body engagement and therefor the efficiency of the rower. This time in seconds is then given to the rower and coach in different feedback formats which suite them best to give an optimal experience. The assignment was crafted by Angelika Mader and Reint Dijkstra together as an bachelor thesis in the study study Creative Technology on the University of Twente.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:53 electrotechnology
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
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