Mobile-Connected Snowboards Turn Extreme Sports Into A Game
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.
Beginning in 2009, Nokia's Push project has been working on a small scale to integrate sensors onto skateboards, collecting motion data about tricks and movements the skater is making while riding. Running on a platform built by Hyper London, this data is pushed wirelessly to a Nokia phone carried by the rider, where individual tricks are collected, analyzed, scored, and potentially tracked onto a game-like interface. Nokia is now working with Burton Snowboards to produce this platform on a larger scale to turn snowboarding sessions into connected games.