The sports industry is very large in Sweden – the turnover was about 80 billion SEK in 2010. However, we export very little sport-oriented products and services from Sweden compared to the huge interest we have for sports and wellbeing. Internet of Sports is a new research area at SICS and Interactive Institute, where we for instance use smart phones to perform movement analysis to help skiers develop their performance capacity.
Through combining movement analysis, machine learning and user experience development, we create the next generation of sport applications. The movement app for cross country skiing reveals specific details on how to improve your performance by making the invisible information in your movement visible and accessible.
The projects is led by SICS and Interactive Institute, and project partners include the Swedish National Cross Country Ski Team and Winter Sport Center at the Mid Sweden University in Östersund.