IIT-Madras and the Inspire Institute of Sport (IIS) team up to develop an analytics platform to help boxers.
What’s it about? India’s boxers going for gold at the 2024 Olympics will have technology at hand to help them prepare. IIT-Madras and IIS have teamed up to develop an Internet-of-Things (IoT) analytics platform called “Smartboxer.” It has wearable sensors and cameras to assess performance.
- Boxers will wear gloves with sensors to measure and analyse their punches. A wireless foot insole will record their ground reaction.
- A wireless sensor will study their lower and upper body movements. Video cameras in the boxing ring will help with their arm movements.
What’s being said? John Warburton from IIS said it could help boxers identify their strengths and weaknesses. Ranganathan Srinivasan from IIT-M said this technology would help achieve the government’s goal of winning more medals at the Olympics.