Accelerometers for waterskiing

dislanddisland Posts: 1,156 Crazy Baller
With the recent emergence of "wearable" devices. I believe there is a new plethora of options for GPS enabled devices that can be used to measure acceleration during a slalom run. This is an ideal method to gauge efficiency.

I have seen various prototypes for such a thing but I haven't seen one come to market.

Is anyone aware of something coming out?
Dave Island- Princeton Lakes


  • klindyklindy Posts: 2,050 Mega Baller
    @disland An iPhone 4s or better (or even an iPod Touch) with an app called "Sensor Data" from Wavefront Labs is about as sophisticated as it they come.

    I have the phone and the app, I just haven't glued it to a ski yet. It can collect (and stream) data at 100Hz and I'll be a 100 data points per second is way more than enough to get some very interesting information (in an Excel spreadseet). Of course making sense out of all that data is another story entirely.
    Keith Lindemulder
    AWSA Vice President
  • klindyklindy Posts: 2,050 Mega Baller
    @kfennell the software in the post above will do that. Even in real time if you can get a bluetooth connection to a laptop in the boat. And it'll do it up to 50Hz (using the accelerometers in the phone) or 100Hz for other data points/sensors.
    Keith Lindemulder
    AWSA Vice President
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  • Moskier3evMoskier3ev Posts: 155 Baller
    The sad thing about this conversation is there all friends and I have no idea of what there talking about.....Dave just cut later.... Kevin the data you want ends in a multiple of 6... Keith ....quit playing with your ... phone and go ski. Horton I had an Alpine back in the 80's it sounded real good.

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  • klindyklindy Posts: 2,050 Mega Baller
    Haha @Moskier3ev‌ very funny. And probably more accurate than all the technology.
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