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Competitive Cycling Accessories

This High-Tech Ergometer Was Developed By BAE Systems

— April 1, 2016 — Autos
BAE Systems may be best known for coming up with cutting-edge and futuristic military, defense and aerospace solutions, but the company has taken all its expertise and applied it to the world of competitive cycling by developing an advanced ergometer.

Developed in collaboration with UK Sport, BAE Systems' ergometer will be used by Britain's top cyclists leading up to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

This ergometer is capable of measuring cyclists' power output. Despite looking like a regular ergometer, this particular contraption features a massive variable flywheel that can be manipulated to change the degree of resistance on the pedals, mimic gear ratios with great precision and generate assistive forces for the cyclist.

Ultimately, this high-tech tool will give Britain's elite cyclists a competitive advantage going into the Olympics and beyond.


Trend Themes
1. Advanced Ergometers - The development of advanced ergometers with innovative features and capabilities presents an opportunity for fitness and sports equipment manufacturers to create cutting-edge products.
2. Performance Measurement - The integration of advanced power measurement capabilities in fitness equipment creates opportunities for companies in the sports and fitness industry to provide accurate data and performance metrics to athletes and enthusiasts.
3. Collaboration with Sports Organizations - Collaborations between technology companies and sports organizations, like BAE Systems partnering with UK Sport, offer opportunities for developing specialized equipment and solutions for professional athletes.
Industry Implications
1. Fitness Equipment Manufacturing - Fitness equipment manufacturers can leverage advanced ergometer technology to create high-performance fitness machines that cater to the needs of professional athletes and fitness enthusiasts.
2. Sports Technology - The integration of advanced power measurement and assistive features in sports equipment opens up opportunities for sports technology companies to provide innovative solutions for athletes and teams.
3. Sports Performance Analytics - The development of sophisticated performance measurement tools presents an opportunity for companies in the sports analytics industry to provide new insights and data-driven strategies to optimize athlete performance.
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