Measuring Rowing Power
One day we were watching how the oar moved, and we realised that with the right sensors and technology, it must be possible to measure oar power directly and accurately with a very compact system. The system consists of 2 oars equipped with sensors and an iPhone on which the FlexOmega app is installed. The sensors are integrated in the oar shaft. They are autonomous and can take measurements for over five hours. They are activated with an electronic key. When activated, a Bluetooth connection to the iPhone is then automatically established.
The FlexOmega idea has been registered for patent in Europe and the USA. The USA patent was recently granted. Over twelve pages, it describes the FlexOmega system and protects the idea for the next 20 years with 19 titles. The Europe patent is granted in 7 countries.