Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tech - wazz up?


In one of our first post on this blog... hmm time flies...we discussed how the Floorball nets would evolve into self-reporting cages that electronically or by auditory means or light automatically would report a score. We also talked about sticks with sensors that would carry back information to their users. I think this post mentioned both Gamebullet as well as Speed hero.. So far we have not seen too much more of this in real life but I am certain that something is boiling out there. We now share another link to the, now a few years old concept of gamebullet just to tease your mind...
http://www.tuli.info/eng/gamebullet.htm

Floorballcentral is still very convinced that this, - sticks, shoes and more - connected through sensors to cell phone apps and maybe social networks is something that will change sport for good. Not just Floorball.

Just take a hike here on what Adidas is up to for soccer players
http://youtu.be/9jw2i4b8znc

Or this, yet again Nike Plus with a connected armband (Yes Ibrahimovic, the world class soccer player that also say that he played Floorball growing up is featured in this one)
http://youtu.be/upuoJ7lTsTs

Do we all need this? Maybe not in areas where we still cry wolf for development of the infrastructure for Floorball. But in the sandbox? Yes indeed!

The question is not IF or When - the question is rather WHO is to be first out with a big broad solution of either a connected Stick, a Shoe, a Net or perhaps a wristband for Floorball?

May we also guess that first out in this will not be some of the producers that seriously focus their development resources on other "heavy" matters, beside of equipment connectivity.

MB
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Research suggest that eye-injuries are more common in Floorball as compared to Tennis, but less common as compared to Squash (similar to Racquetball).
To minimize this risk of injury Floorballcentral recommend: Use certified protective eye-wear (mandated in many European areas for the youth). Do not lay down on the court. Follow the rules strict on stick height.

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