Project in the spotlight: Nano4Sports
Technological innovations have a huge impact on the way we move and exercise and how we feel about ourselves. The Nano4Sports project uses sensor technology to develop smart innovative solutions for better, safer and lifelong sports experiences for all. There is a specific focus on use cases related to cycling and running, two individual sports with increased popularity.
Based on end-user input, technologies for cycling and running will be developed by a consortium of partners (KU Leuven, Ghent University, IMEC Flanders and The Netherlands, Fontys Sporthogeschool and TU/e). The new technologies are innovative on the level of sensors, data science, and feedback mechanisms.
In this project TU/e focusses, in close collaboration with Fontys and selected field labs, on personalized feedback on 24/7 monitoring and running technique. High individual differences, especially among novice and less experienced runners, challenge individual tailored feedback on both injury prevention and effective training in relation to their 24/7 lifestyle.
Nano4Sports has the ambition to be the reference for sports innovation in Flanders and the Netherlands. A living lab approach is applied in which sport professionals work closely together with scientists and companies in creating new products and services. The Nano4Sports project is funded under the Interreg V program Flanders-Netherlands, the cross-border cooperation program with funding from the European Regional Development Fund.