Zepp needs rackets and bats to pack built-in sensors
Now that any athlete (or wannabe) can measure their baseball, tennis and golf swings with standalone sensors, Zepp figures that the subsequent step is placing them immediately into the sports activities gear. The corporate introduced that it is working with a number of gear producers to combine its sensor and cloud tech instantly into baseball bats, tennis and badminton rackets, cricket bats, glove gloves and different merchandise. It additionally needs to companion with corporations and sports activities our bodies to develop open-supply sensor requirements for skilled and novice sports activities.
Zepp’s first undertaking is a brilliant bat mounting answer that it is creating with a couple of notable bat producers. The corporate developed a design (above) that it hopes shall be adopted by the business to combine sensor tech. The thought is to let sports activities manufacturing corporations supply excessive-finish swing monitoring-enabled merchandise, whereas the sensor maker (ie, Zepp) would money in on the again finish and provide software program updates.
The corporate did not point out precisely how open the usual can be, and whether or not it might invite different sensor producers like Piq to take part as nicely. Contemplating the extent of fragmentation within the sports activities monitoring and swing sensor markets, nevertheless, standardization can be a good suggestion if really open and correctly carried out. Zepp is displaying off its tech later in the present day at CES 2016, and we’re undoubtedly planning to take a better look.