Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 01/08/14 at 07:55 PM ET
Whether you're a beginner, intermediate or expert hockey player, there's a good chance you're curious about the speed of your shot, your reaction time and the amplitude of your swing. These are the questions that Quattriuum sets out to answer with the FWD Powershot, a sensor that can be inserted into the shaft of your hockey stick.
The Powershot Sensor
Power and speed when executing slapshots and snapshots are vital to every hockey player. We have created a major technological innovation that will forever change the way amateur and professional athletes train for this sport.
FWD Powershot—empowering your daily training regime
Designed by the Quattriuum team, the FWD Powershot is a sensor that attaches to your hockey stick, enabling you to measure different aspects of your performance.
The technology in the FWD Powershot learns how you play, targets your strengths and weaknesses, follows your progress over time and compares your performance with that of other players.
Because we’re passionate about sports and cutting-edge technology, we realized there was no technological solution that enabled players to push their talent one step further. We combined our strengths to create an accessible and ultra-efficient tool—something that would bring science to our national sport.
The FWD Powershot enables you to measure the power and speed of your shot and the amplitude and execution speed of your swing. Analyze your performance, watch your progress and compare results with teammates. Start training today and achieve specific, measurable goals.
FWD Powershot measures
THE SPEED OF THE STICK
This is the maximum speed attained by the blade of the stick. This speed is usually reached just before the toe of the blade touches the playing surface.
THE DURATION OF YOUR SHOT
The time required to complete the shot. This is calculated as the time between the stick leaving the playing surface and the stick impacting the puck.
THE ANGLE OF YOUR SHOT
The angle is the maximum amplitude of the swing. This is a measurement (in degrees) of the size of your backswing.
THE SPEED OF THE PUCK
This metric is estimated based on other data (duration, angle, acceleration, etc.). The estimate assumes that you execute your shot correctly.
THE ACCELERATION OF YOUR SHOT
Acceleration is the intensity of the power transferred into the shot motion—a combination of the acceleration gained by shifting body weight and the acceleration of your arms.
THE SPEED OF THE ROTATION
The rotational speed is the angular velocity of the stick in degrees per second. It can be expressed as the speed with which the stick performs the circular motion of the shot.
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