Wireless boost for monitoring athletes
Oct 23, 2008
CSR in Cambridge has helped develop a Bluetooth wireless heart-rate monitoring system for athletics and other sports coaches. It has worked with Finnish company Bluegiga Technologies Ltd to produce the Polar Team2 system, which will be available at the end of November. The system comprises up to 28 Bluetooth monitors that link up to a PDA, PC or laptop to log and process the data via a Bluetooth Access Server platform from Bluegiga. The system is ideal for sports teams, research centres and universities to monitor and improve the performance of athletes. The monitors can achieve a battery life of up to 30 hours when using Bluetooth and a range of up to 100 metres – ideal for monitoring the players in field sports. They are water resistant down to 30 metres, fully shock resistant and each system comes complete with PDAs and PC software for uploading the data and providing analysis.