Tagged: Adventure sports

Raptor – AR smartglasses project real-time data to riders without obstructing view

Eyesight AR SmartglassesEverysight, a part of Israel’s largest defense technology contractor Elbit Systems, has revealed Raptor – augmented reality smartglasses with a view equivalent to fighter jet display.  The glasses offer on-lens projections. The smartglasses are primarily developed with an aim to enhance performance and training of cyclists and triathletes.  The concept is to enable the user to view all critical information in real time like turn-by-turn naviation, time, distance, speed, heart rate, cadence, power without making him look at some other display, without obstruction.

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Augmented reality brings more fun to rock climbing

Augmented reality wall climbing

Two researchers of Aalto University in Finland have added much more fun to the rock climbing wall by combining it with the augmented reality. Perttu Hämäläinen and his colleague Raine Kajastila have developed a system which uses a projector, a depth-sensing camera and a computer software to track the movement of rock climbers on a training wall. Besides tracking, the system offers new challenges, provide feedback and real-time suggestions also to the climber.
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Stakanoo foldable hybrid canoe kayak fits inside car boot space

Stakanoo foldable canoe kayak

Under normal circumstances you would stack up your canoe or kayak on roof of your four wheeler and drive off to the waters for some fun. But 46 year old Stuart Woodward from Somerset is about to change that as he has designed a foldable canoe called Stakanoo which can easily fit in the boot area of your car and eliminate the need for any roof rack. Made from three sections that can be put together in a minute’s time, this canoe/kayak becomes 7.6 feet long and 2.25 feet wide when in full size. The 19 kg Stakanoo makes your task easy as it can be kept even in your cupboard at home, thereby saving a lot of space which can be used for other household items.
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SoloShot tripod mount to film yourself in action when nobody is around

Venturing on solo adventure sports is a good thing but the only drawback is that you have a hard time filming your special moves. For example while skiing on the snow, practicing football moves, surfing in the seas, skateboarding in the alley, doing BMX stunts or any other activity that you want to do out alone. Sure you can bring along a buddy who can hold the camera and point it in your direction but it can’t be done for long hours. Here is when a robotic camera mounted on a tripod comes in that can move in the direction your move no matter what. SoloShot tripod with 5 feet tall extension and three collapsable legs is a revolutionary new product that tracks the user’s movement in 360 degree direction either ways and records every action performed for a distance of 2000 feet.

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Oru Kayak folds into itself and is inspired by the art of origami

Have a look at this folding Kayak up on Kickstarter platform and no wonder it surpassed the funding goal of $80,000 by almost double the amount with 27 more days still to go! Called as Oru Kayak: The origami folding boat designed by Willis caught everyone’s eye, as it folds into a compact box in a jiffy so that you can carry it around like a bag anywhere. The inspiration of-course is the art of origami and perfect for adventurers who like to high the rough seas in their kayak with minimum hassle of transporting it to the remote locations.
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