SurfSens – the Computing Surfboard

 

“In an activity that for many of its participants is akin to a religion, the merging of surfing and technology might seem a bit like blasphemy.

But while surfing is still about lifestyle for many of us, these days it’s also a competitive sport offering huge amounts of prize money, so it’s no surprise to see the emergence of boards packing more than just polyurethane within their fiberglass shells.

With the aim of “turning feelings into facts and figures”, research company Tecnalia and Spanish surfboard manufacturer Pukas have teamed up to create a surfboard that packs a gyroscope, accelerometer, GPS compass, pressure sensors and strain gauges to measure the flex of the board – but no headlights.”

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