“Understanding what happens in the boat is the foundation for improving boat speed.”
Whether you’re an athlete or a rowing coach, your challenge is to achieve the highest boat speed within the constraints of a crew’s physical abilities. Efficient rowing technique is the key, but what does actually make the boat go fast? What makes the boat “flow”? How do you select the right boats and oars? Should you change the rigging? To find a solid answer to these questions, you need to measure your performance on the water.
But measuring is so much work!
Today it seem there are two choices for measuring performance in rowing. Either you are content with simple things like stroke-rate and fixed-distance timings or hire one of the scientists that work with the elite teams using complicated and expensive equipment . And then figure out how to make sense of all the data that comes out of it once you’re off the water.
Couldn’t we use measurement systems much more often if they were made to be used by club coaches and ambitious master rowers? If they were easy to install? And what about getting feedback from the measurement data while you’re still on the water and can try new things, not once the boat has been pulled from the dock?
Here’s what we do to make measuring easy
Rowing in Motion is here to make measuring rowing performance easy for athletes and coaches at all levels. It all starts with your smartphone, which is the perfect feedback device for any athlete. Our Apps show you live graphs and numbers about your performance, and log everything for later analysis.
Rowing in Motion scales from a basic system that measures stroke-rate, distance and boat acceleration using only your smartphones’ integrated sensors to a highly accurate system with a purpose built high-precision boat speed sensor and wireless sensor gates that measure force and angle at each gate. It’s as easy to use as a traditional stroke-rate device but provides a lot more powerful data that you can combine with video analysis and analyse later, to actually help you learn how to row faster.
To get even better data you can add our fully wireless sensors that you can install in less than two minutes. No hassle with cables, no laborious calibration procedures. Just replace your standard oarlock with our wireless sensor gate to get force, power and angle measurements. Clip the Sensorbox to your boat for precise speed measurements and get rich live feedback with our App for smartphones and tablets using the integrated WiFi base station.
Create Powerful Video Analysis
Coches can follow behind and receive the data from a boat in realtime and create an HD video analysis automatically synchronized to the data that helps you to make sense of the data by correlating the crews motion with the measurement data.
Give Rowing in Motion a try to see what other amazing things we can do for you.