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Intelligent Monitoring System for Physiological and Mechanical Signals in Sports of Weightlifting

Nowadays, athletes’ performance and achievement in professional sports are closely related to the level of science and technology. For attacking the world arena, the training system in Hong Kong has to increase the technology element in all aspects, e.g., facilities, training methods and monitoring equipment. There is an increasingly demand for real-time monitoring of human physiological and mechanical signals, which are necessary to quantify the sport process and evaluate the training effect. The aim of this project is to develop an intelligent monitoring system incorporated with in-situ flexible sensors for measurement of physiological and mechanical signals in the sport of weightlifting. The limb-gauge technology helps athletes to monitor their physiological / mechanical status in professional sports, and assist coaches to design and evaluate training methods, and provide an effective method to sports scientists to better understand and study human biomechanics. Therefore, it will enhance the sports level in HKSAR. The outcome of the project and the unique database of relevant athletes will inspire new findings in human biomechanics and ergonomics. The successful adoption of the technology and products will broaden the traditional textiles, sports devices and electronics industry with good prospect to enter new markets and develop new products, which may increase the competitive power of companies in the market, and thus enhance the economic development in HKSAR. Parent project: 'Fabric Sensors for Three Dimensional Surface Pressure Mapping', Ref no. ITP/034/07TP, total funding $7,125.400.

Commercialisation Opportunity
Project No. (ITC) ITT/011/11TT
Project Type Prototype
Project Co-ordinator Prof. TAO Xiaoming
Research Institute The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
ITF Amount HK$ 989,000
Start Date DD/MM/YY 2013-02-01
Completion Date DD/MM/YY 2014-04-30
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