Digital sensors are changing fitness
The current digital revolution is also extending to the world of fitness and the places where you exercise. Sports were one of the first areas to take advantage of sensors installed on smartphones, among other things. We can also mention chips in running shoes, sensors in soccer balls, in golfers' gloves, in tennis rackets, etc. But what about internships?
Digital sensors in the club
Club 4.0 is a new era of training, thanks to interconnected equipment, that collects training and progress data from users and allows the development of enduring health and fitness intelligence.
True sports fans know this well: you need a measuring tool for every discipline. Tracking all the forces acting in each exercise, from start-up to speed to range of motion, is fundamental to optimal performance analysis. But not all athletes have realized the amount of sensors in a well-equipped club, and the possibilities they offer for training.
Sensors in the environment
Like many public and private buildings, clubs are increasingly relying on sensors to make spaces smart. From the most common sensors, mounted on walls and motion detection (to automatically turn on lights and sounds when people are present), to high-tech, intelligent and interactive floor coverings, connected to software that allows functional configuration of training programs accompanied by music synchronized with lighting. An innovative solution to track the progress of people training in the club, especially suitable for aerobics to music.
Sensors on the body
Strength, speed and strength. These parameters combined make it possible to optimize training sessions according to the target results. In fact, many elements must be taken into account to evaluate training and performance: aerobic resistance, limb muscle strength, etc. It is possible to place a sensor on the wrist, at the back (for lifting free weights or squatting), on the arm, on the chest (in particular for measuring heart rate).
There are also optical sensors that monitor blood circulation, the level of skin perspiration, and body temperature. Or for pull-ups, the sensor for measuring the uniformity coefficients of vertical movement should be located at the waist or on the chest.
Sensors on sports equipment
There are also more and more sensors in the equipment used for training. Speed sensors in treadmills, stair climbers and bikes. The proliferation of energy meters has caused the development of new concepts that are no longer based on speed or heart rate, but on the energy actually applied to the device. For example, sensors to measure pedaling cadence are increasingly being used on cycling and on indoor exercise bikes.
They measure push and pull while pedaling, in order to analyze each athlete's performance in detail. They also allow, if they are integrated into the pedals and installed on both sides, to highlight the asymmetry of the lower extremities. All these technologies have long been incorporated into Technogym's equipment, and are always at the forefront of innovation.
The SKILLBIKE from Technogym is a revolutionary training bike that allows cyclists, athletes and cycling enthusiasts to experience the excitement and challenges of road cycling in the comfort of the room. SKILLBIKE is equipped with exclusive features designed for sporty preparation and performance enhancement. It's the first indoor training bike with real gears. The patented REAL GEAR SHIFT allows up and down pedal dynamics to be simulated. By switching, riders can alter the effects of the resistance and maintain the power and cadence needed for maximum efficiency, while the console displays the gears used in real time.