How to connect boxing gloves to the Internet in real-time
Probably you already have seen punching bags in fairs and theme parks with a counter where you and your friends were able to play and to know who was the strongest puncher, right? It was not a connected punching bag, but anyway we are not going to talk about this. We imagined a real boxing glove that enable boxers to record in real-time the force of the punchs! Keep reading!
Our boxing glove has been connected to the Internet through an Electric Imp and some force sensor inside the glove, actually on the front of it. These sensors determine the force, in real-time, that a person uses when boxing with the glove. The data is sent in real time from the glove to the Electric Imp via Wi-Fi. Then, the Imp’s Agent sends it straight to thethings.iO. In next posts we will publish the code to let you replicate our experiment in your house.
Testing our boxing gloves in Dublin
The IoT boxing club real-time dashboard
Can you imagine yourself watching the boxing fight on TV and also knowing the force that has each boxer in real time? Well, it is possible with thethings.iO. Do you want to see it by yourself? Who is the real strongest IoT man or woman in the world? Soon, it will be easily known.
Web Summit 2014 is almost here and thethings.IO team will be in going to Dublin Ireland to present some of our companies awesome capabilities!
Web Summit 2014
We plan on bringing a few surprises to the Web Summit such as our real-time platform demo, the backend website and also the notorious connected boxing glove.
We are looking for the strongest man/woman of the Internet of Things.
Our infamous connected boxing glove will be in attendance in Dublin so come on by and give it your best shot. We will have categories for both men and women.
Make sure to visit our booth on Tuesday November 4th at HRD123 (Summit Machine) to take part in the challenge, and who knows maybe even you can win some of the super cool prizes we are bringing with us.
Our Calendar at Web Summit
On Monday we will visit Wayra Ireland, being a part of Wayra Barcelona has let us connect with a lot of interesting startups and we would like continue making new connections all over the world.
On Tuesday the contest for strongest IoT man/woman of the WebSummit 2014 and then at 3:45 p.m. Marc will take part in the panel session on “Legal issues of the Internet of Things, wearable technologies, eHealth”.
On Wednesday and Thursday we will be visiting the Summit Machine and look forward to meeting some awesome people who are speaking there.