I'm an avid albeit fairly beginner slalom skier and I'm doing my PHD in Reinforcement Learning (a branch of artificial intelligence). I've mostly used streams of sensorimotr data coming from a mobile robot for my experiments. But for the summer, I thought it might be fun to study data generated while skiing. Fun and it would allow me to say that I'm working on my PHD while water skiing!!! Yay less guilt skiing mid day during the week!!!
Do any of you have thoughts / experience collecting such data (I'm thinking line load, accelerometer, visual pixel data, etc). This would involve spending money on robotshop (another passion of mine) in an effort to instrument some combination of the ski, handle, pylon, myself. I seem to remember other threads which talked about monitoring speed, acceleration, load etc. I have lots of ideas but wondering what I may learn from others who have done so before ...