Ski pole project led to entrepenueur award
PowerPole, originating from a student project at Chalmers University of Technology, won this year's Chalmers Ventures Startup Camp. Using integrated sensors in the handle, cross-country skiers can measure force and velocity, which is required to calculate the power (in Watts).
The technology developed by the team led by Dan Kuylenstierna enables not only power measurements and data analysis, but also detailed motion analysis, including angles of the poles and the timing between force and angle. These data are believed to be of great use for elite skiiers as well as ambitious people training for exercise.
Further reading (in Swedish):PowerPoles stavhandtag vann vårens upplaga av Chalmers Ventures Startup CampStaven som läser av kroppen (Elektroniktidningen)