Nano4Sports

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Projectdetails

Omschrijving

Technological innovations have a huge impact on the way we move and exercise and how we feel about ourselves. The Nano4Sports project uses sensor technology to develop smart innovative solutions for better, safer and lifelong sports experiences for all. There is a specific focus on user cases related to cycling and running, two individual sports with increased popularity.Based on end-user input, technologies for cycling and running will be developed by a consortium of partners (KU Leuven, Ghent University, IMEC Flanders and The Netherlands, Fontys Sporthogeschool and TU/e). The new technologies are innovative on the level of sensors, data science, and feedback mechanisms. 

In this project TU/e focusses, in close collaboration with Fontys and selected field labs, on personalized feedback on 24/7 monitoring and running technique. High individual differences, especially among novice and less experienced runners, challenge individual tailored feedback on both injury prevention and effective training in relation to their 24/7 lifestyle.Nano4Sports has the ambition to be the reference for sports innovation in Flanders and the Netherlands. 

A living lab approach is applied in which sport professionals work closely together with scientists and companies in creating new products and services. The Nano4Sports project is funded under the Interreg V program Flanders-Netherlands, the cross-border cooperation program with funding from the European Regional Development Fund. 

Key Findings
To get more insights on individual differences between less experienced runners and how runners perceive their sports, a total of three surveys were conducted at Ladiesrun Eindhoven ’17 & ‘18 and at Marathon Eindhoven ’17. Through these surveys, a better understanding was created on the 24/7 monitoring elements surrounding running and factors that might have an influence on potential drop-out. Based on these results, a first design exploration on tailored feedback was made.

Omschrijving in begrijpelijke taal

Nano4Sports heeft als doel om innovatie in het sport-, beweeg- en gezondheidsdomein te stimuleren door nieuwe innovatieve oplossingen te ontwikkelen. Nanotechnologie speelt hierbij een cruciale rol. De nodige ingrediënten zijn alvast aanwezig: eminente technologische spelers, innovatieve bedrijven, excellente (top)sporters en coaches en een groot aantal recreatieve sporters.

Belangrijkste bevindingen

To get more insights on individual differences between less experienced runners and how runners perceive their sports, a total of three surveys were conducted at Ladiesrun Eindhoven ’17 & ‘18 and at Marathon Eindhoven ’17. Through these surveys, a better understanding was created on the 24/7 monitoring elements surrounding running and factors that might have an influence on potential drop-out. Based on these results, a first design exploration on tailored feedback was made.
Korte titelDesigning innovative solutions in the physical activity domain
StatusGeëindigd
Effectieve start/einddatum1/01/1731/12/19

Trefwoorden

  • Sport
  • Sensor
  • Technology
  • Health