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Sensor Tech Grants Snowboarders Game-Like Performance Readouts [Future Of Gaming]

Sensor Tech Grants Snowboarders Game-Like Performance Readouts [Future Of Gaming]

‘Push Snowboarding’ is a project that incorporates Nokia’s sensor technology into a Burton snowboard and platform for real-time performance capture and readout.

Timothy Ryan, PSFK Labs

In our research for the Future Of Gaming report, the PSFK consulting team explored the ways developers are making their games compelling and accessible to a wider audience. One example of innovation in Game Functionality And Systems is ‘Push Snowboarding‘. Finnish multi-national communications company Nokia and US snowboarding manufacturer Burton collaborated on ‘Push Snowboarding,’ a project that incorporates Nokia’s sensor technology into a Burton snowboard and platform for real-time performance capture and readout. Utilizing Nokia’s N8 smartphone GPS technology to measure altitude, speed and metrics collected from 5 other sensors on the board and boots, the Push Snowboarding app provides riders 5 readouts: speed, heart rate, orientation, foot pressure and the ‘rush’ of the ride. Push Snowboarding is still in its trial phase, but is expected for general consumption soon.

Push Snowboarding 

To learn more about what’s going on in the gaming space today, order a copy of PSFK’s Future of Gaming report.

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