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Performance-Measuring Sports Tech

The FWD Powershot is a Must-Have for Hockey Players

— January 29, 2013 — Lifestyle
When sports and technology converge, the terms “innovative” and “ground-breaking” tend to get thrown around, and Quattriuum’s FWD Powershot technology is no exception. This tiny device is compatible with all composite sticks and is a must-have gadget for hockey players looking for insights into their on-ice game.

Quattriuum is a Montreal-based company specializing in “products targeted at sports organizations as well as amateur and professional athletes.” The goal is to help athletes better understand their performance via the FWD Powershot device and a compatible smartphone app. The FWD Powershot can record and measure data of specific attributes of hockey players, such as shot power, shot frequency, game-to-game performance and more. The device’s memory can record 1,000 shots, tracking your results in real-time and sending all relevant data to your smartphone via Bluetooth connection.

What’s great about this technology is that it signifies a demand to better understand in-game performance, regardless if the athlete is professional, amateur or recreational. It will be interesting to see how this technology is adopted to other major sports like football, baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis and golf.