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ITRI Smart Skiing System is Your Digital Aid on Downhill Slopes

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Dec 10, 2011 • References: behance.net
With just flake-caked signs it can be very difficult to navigate ski resorts, even as a regular visitor. The ITRI Smart Skiing system would end up being a remarkably handy addition to your alpine equipment, allowing one's experience of extreme sports to catch up with cutting-edge technology.

Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute has developed the FlexDM display with similarities to e-paper and the ability to incorporate a simple touchscreen interface. With this invention, Jules Parmentier of Pilotfish helped to conceive an innovative wristband which can be worn securely around a ski glove. Powered entirely by small flexible solar cells, the ITRI Smart Skiing mitten attachment can communicate to snowboarders and skiers information about how to find their friends, hills, chalet events and even help in the case of an accident.