Wow, what a start to 2016!
I was up early this morning as usual going through my messages when an announcement popped up on twitter with a link to an article in Ski Press called, ‘The Tiny Sensor That Turns Any Skier Into A Pro’ (http://www.ski-press.com/4630/equipment/carv-ski-wearable#comment-1259). My hands were shaking with excitement. Could it really be? Has the vision I had 25 years ago when I was designing the Birdcage research vehicle with the objective of creating a sensor technology that would teach skiers how to ski like the world’s best, finally arrived? From what I saw on the MotionMetrics web site, the answer is a resounding YES!
MotionMetrics describes their CARV technology as a digital ski coach that analyses skier technique and provides actionable feedback. How fast can you say, “Good CARV, Bad CARV?” CARV technology retrofits into ski boots where it measures foot pressure and orientation and connects to the skier’s smartphone where it processes data and delivers detailed analysis, either on screen after skiing or in real-time through earphones or heads-up displays.
Pinch me, I must be dreaming. I predict that CARV will easily become the greatest revolution in the history of skiing, bar none.
DISCLOSURE: I don’t have any financial interest in CARV technology or any affiliation or association with MotionMetrics. But I sure wish I did.
You can read more about CARV technology at – http://www.carvnow.com