PSFK spoke with Nokia, a company incorporating wearable sensors into snowboarding which communicate with a smartphone via Bluetooth for real-time performance capture and readout.
‘Push Snowboarding’ is a project that incorporates Nokia’s sensor technology into a Burton snowboard and platform for real-time performance capture and readout.
Initially developing a concept method to passively display data onto connected phones, the team is now showcasing the technology in public trials and opening up the tool set for developers.
Nokia's Push project has been working on a small scale to integrate sensors onto skateboards, and now they're partnering with Burton to take the system to the slopes.
Gold medal winner Shaun White, and other members of the US Olympic Snowboard team have been seen wearing what looks like worn-in denim jeans on the slopes.