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Q-Training: quantitative training tools

ClimbingFitnessfunctional recoveryRehabilitationTriaxial force sensor

Introduction

This is a force detection device that can be integrated into climbing equipment, making it possible to to monitor the distribution of force over time and space during climbing, and/or psychomotor rehabilitation purposes.

Technical features

The invention makes it possible to monitor the distribution of force over time and space during activity for sporting, functional, or psychomotor rehabilitation purposes. Through dedicated algorithms, it provides a clear picture of climbing mechanics, reducing the possibility of injuries and allowing a wider audience to try this sport. The sensor can be applied to other training tools, such as bars, traction stations, weight lifting. The invention relates to a force sensor whose geometry allows it to be mounted behind a panel (equipped wall, climbing wall), without any additional component and providing a fixing point for grips or handles. The electronic data collection system samples the signals near the sensor, to minimize interference, and transfers them in digital form to an analysis system (on a PC, tablet, telephone, or other support, via cable or wireless), where the values measured by the sensor can be viewed in real-time, or saved and subsequently analyzed.

Possible Applications

  • Home fitness;
  • Smart gym;
  • Fitness app;
  • Sports sensors.

Advantages

  • Affordability;
  • Space-saving;
  • Sensor’s triaxiality;
  • Performance monitoring;
  • Gamification.