Now that we’re halfway through winter, what better time to unveil a pair of smart skis? The prototype is the product of a collaboration between two French companies — PIQ and Rossignol — what the pair are referring to as “first-ever connected ski,” bringing a crawl-style LED to the ski itself, just in front of the binding.
Using data gathered by PIQ’s Robot nano-computer, the skis, gather up metrics like speed, turning angles, and transitions, displaying information in real time on the ski itself. The Rossignol Hero Master skis are still prototypes, but marks a logical step for PIQ, which creates sensors for a variety of sports, like boxing, tennis and golf.
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