Wednesday, November 17th, 2010
ProVantage by Loughborough University provides golf swing analysis biomechanics and coaching. According to the website:
“ProVantage is the only service to offer elite golfers and their coaches:
In more detail:
Friday, November 5th, 2010
I was very fortunate to be able to spend a few moments with HRH Duke of York upon his visit to Loughborough University Sports Technology Institute. HRH Duke of York was attending on an invitation from UKTI to examine international and global partnerships. In the Sports Technology Institute and Progressive Sports Technologies Ltd we deal with a whole host of international companies including Nike, Canterbury, Adidas, Brooks, Lullemon and so on.
In this photograph I was speaking about the development of rugby shirts from the old cotton based heavy jerseys of yesteryear to modern lightweight skin-tight shirts of today. Great opportunity and it was great to see HRH taking an interest in our work. By the way he was one of the most intelligent men I have met!
Article by Dr Bryan Roberts
Saturday, October 23rd, 2010
So, here is the new website!
I think it looks great, but we still have a few tweaks to do.
We have been working on it over the past couple of months, so sorry for the lack of posts but we are getting ready to update again every-week. The old website was a great starting point, but with over 350 unique hits a day it is time to get more professional and start the sports technology ball rolling.
Thanks very much Jon Winstanley (http://www.jonwinstanley.com/) for developing the website and Dane Cross for developing the style, logo and branding.
Great job the pair of you and Thanks!
Saturday, October 2nd, 2010
Powered by ESPNCricinfo, the world’s leading cricket portal, the app delivers live scores, ball-by-ball commentary, one-click access to schedules, breaking news and photos of every single International cricket game.
It also features Podcasts from Cricket experts such as Ian Chappell, Tony Greig and Geoffrey Boycott to boot. If you’re a cricket fan you’ll also really like mobile-optimised images from Getty Images of recent fixtures and players training.
This is the app for those who like to get fit, as well as muddy, wet and a little bruised and battered. Once you enable GPS, the app gets to work. If you are a cyclist, you choose that category and add in any other details you want like giving your race a name.
The app will track how fast you are going, what your distance is, how long you have been going for and other statistics. You can also view a map of where you are going.
This is one of the best apps we have used for sport information, due to the sheer amount of news and stuff inside. Click in ‘futbol’ and you can get news from all the main leagues from around the world. There’s even stuff on golf, NFL and tennis.
It may take a while to load but once you are in, you’ll be reading it for hours. The app even gives you the times that games are set to start – a real win for any of us who have been stung by the TV stations changing kick-off time to suit their programme needs.
With a combination of preloaded resort maps and GPS tracking, the promise of SatSki is the ability to relive your ski run over a couple of cheeky Apres Ski Vin Chauds.
It boasts an impressive 100 supported resorts, each with a 2D piste map and a built in list of lifts, runs and restaurants. It’ll let you look up any of these and provide the best route from one to the other. It offers a decent estimation of time and distance plus a visual route on the piste map.
Premierscores has been around for a good few years and it offers a veritable cornucopia of information on any given team in the top leagues around Europe.
Once you’ve entered you favourite team on the sign in screen, you get information on the latest scores, team sheets, transfer news and general goings on with your team. On top of that, there are live scores and notifications every time there’s a goal in another match. If it’s just score updates it’s probably not for you, but if you want all the info then check it out.
Friday, August 27th, 2010
Ever wanted to know who are the most influential people in sport! Well the Sports Business Journal have compiled a list of their thoughts. The top 5 are:
Jacques Rogge (President International Olympic Committee)
Roger Goodall (Commissioner NFL)
George Bodenheimer (President ESPN/ABC Sports)
David Stern (Commissioner NBA)
Brian Roberts and Steve Burke (CEO and COO Comcast)
These people are well-known but do we know who are the most influential designers or engineers in the sports industry? Those who developed the Speedo LZR Racer swimsuit before the Beijing 2008 Olympics? The adidas World Cup Football 2010 design team? Usain Bolts sprintspikes designer or somebody else?
What do you think is the most important sports invention of recent years? Do you know of a designer in the industry who has had a major impact. Here at sportstechreview we believe we can get in touch and conduct an interview with them. Leave us your thoughts by clicking the comments tag below.