This Hi-Tech Shuttlecock Tracks Players' Activity and Shares It

By: Amelia Roblin - Feb 4, 2015
References: red-dot.sg & yankodesign
With so many fitness tracker sports watches on the market, it's only a matter of time before more products, like this hi-tech shuttlecock, start to crop up. A smartwatch can certainly gather a great deal of data about a person's physical activity, but this doodad sweeps in with added dimension.

Designed by Liang Xiongjian, Cai Junkai and Zhang Liyun, the Cokick is a contemporary interpretation of badminton equipment, made to be played with like a hacky sack. As one or several people kick it about, the device records the force at which it's struck and calculates the energy expenditure of the users. The hi-tech shuttlecock's stats get sent to a phone app, enabling players from everywhere to track their scores and calories burnt, and to share their ratings with their friends.