Awesome team creates SparTag data collection tool
When you want to develop an awesome product fast, you need an awesome team – but you also need the very best tools. At Cambridge Consultants we're often working on projects involving wearables and sports analytics – with clients that are trying to push the limits of what can be measured.
Often the question is: “I know what I want to measure but is that even possible?” That’s where tools like SparTag are worth their weight in gold. SparTag is a tool for learning. It offers a quick and efficient way of capturing, processing and analysing motion data from equipment or directly from the body – and presenting it as useful, actionable information.
SparTag is a compact tag containing a three-axis accelerometer, a gyroscope and a magnetometer, coupled with sophisticated algorithms tailored specifically to a device. Combining all the data from its sensors, SparTag can report trajectory, orientation and acceleration with great accuracy. Crucially, the smart system then interprets the data and presents it in an easy-to-understand way.
But the important thing is what it allows our engineers to do – they can very quickly answer the question: “Is it possible?”
We’ve used SparTag to analyse the swing of a baseball bat. The device captured the motion and, with the help of some clever analysis, the information was presented in an understandable way to enable players to improve their swing.
This is just the first step in designing and engineering the next generation of smart devices. Armed with insights from SparTag, we can guide our clients towards the best solutions to their problems.
And who built SparTag in the first place? Well, our own awesome engineers, of course!