The Physilog® was successfully used in a Master thesis at the Norvegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) with the title “Development of a System to Collect Sensor Data from Several Sensors for Biathlon”.
Biathlon combines two sports, cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. It requires good endurance and cross-country skiing technique as well as control of movement and concentration for the shooting exercise. Monitoring of performance, technique and physiological factors is therefore interesting for the coach and athlete in order to analyse training sessions and improve performance based on objective data.
During her master thesis, Stine Dombu, student in Cybernetics and Robotics at NTNU, has built a system to wirelessly collect data from different sensors on a hub and upload them to a database server. From there the coach can analyse the athlete’s performance in real-time and give feedback during the training session.
The project consisted in building a prototype of the system which can communicate with two types of sensors, a heart rate monitor and Physilog®5 motion sensors. Thanks to Physilog®5 Bluetooth Low Energy communication capabilities, she was able to connect several Physilog®5 to a Raspberry Pi and stream the raw data from the sensor to the hub. We would like to congratulate Stine for the successful completion of her master thesis!
Physilog® inertial sensors are very useful for student projects and practical courses thanks to the included BLE SDK which can be included in custom Android applications. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.