The Oar Inspired Rowing Solution - the most comprehensive and affordable on-water rowing stroke measurement the sport has ever seen!
See Your Stroke. Analyse Performance. Track Progress.
Quite simply, the Oar Inspired solution is a personal coach for rowers, analysing your stroke and providing real time meaningful feedback on performance and technique. We do a lot more than count the number of strokes you take!
Our sensors measure data from each crew member then relay this information to the RowCom® displays. Our displays then collate and analyze this data to determine crew timing, compare stroke lengths, depths and forces with foot pressures and hull speed, to provide feedback on each crew members performance and the effect their performance is having on boat speed.
Training time is valuable; real-time feedback
means adjustments to technique can be immediately assessed with constant
feedback and in turn accelerate development of muscle memory.
Off the water.
Oar Inspired has plans for a powerful analytics platform that will assist individuals to track their own performance and compare their performance with their peers.
For coaches, our analytics platform and real race performance data will be an invaluable tool for helping to not only select the optimum crew, but in tuning and rigging the boat to maximize speed.
Our analytics platform is one of our stretch goals, if Kickstarter exceeds our initial target Oar Inspired will commit to hiring additional programming resources to bring forward the development of this platform.
Modular and affordable
Oar inspired is serious about helping the sport of rowing and to support this we have made our solution modular, robust and affordable.
ModularEvery crew, coach and club has their own unique challenges and way of doing things, to support this we have designed our solution to be modular. This modular nature will allow you to start small and grow your performance measurement system as your need and budget allows.
The Oar Inspired solution's primary measurement
device is our instrumented gate or oarlock, aptly named the IntelliGate. The IntelliGate
measures sweep angle, depth, force and timing and relays this data over a secure
wireless connection to the RowCom displays.
The RowCom display features a sunlight readable colour display with multipoint touch screen. Each display contains sufficient flash memory to record all the data collected from an entire training session. Our RowCom display will initially be available in a 4.5 inch (crew) and 7 inch (Coxswain) display, with a larger 10" version for coaches scheduled for early 2015.
To complement the solution we have also developed an Instrumented Footplate, recording six points of measurement, and a Hull Sensor. The Hull Sensor incorporates an impellor pickup, multi axis accelerometer, and 10 Hz GPS receiver, allowing you to measure key data such as the roll, pitch and yaw of the boat.
You can find more details of our technology on our web site at http://www.oarinspired.com.au/
RobustOar Inspired has not simply modified existing hardware, our solution has been designed from the ground up to provide reliable accurate measurement. A rowing boat is a harsh environment for any technology and it only takes one drop of water to penetrate a water seal to cause major damage to sensitive electronics.
Oar Inspired has spent many hours diagnosing damaged rowing equipment to understand why they are flawed. We have then taken this knowledge and designed our solution to be as robust as possible. Where parts are likely to wear we have made them easily replicable and replaceable. Where water could get in we have added redundant water seals to make sure it stays watertight.
AffordableWe not only believe in building the talent pool, but we are passionate about taking our sport to a whole new level. Because of this, we have priced the technology to make it affordable to all segments of the market.
With our Kickstarter campaign Oar Inspired has listed a few of the more common crew configurations from a single scull through to a fully equipped eight. Our web site has a more comprehensive list and further detail of what is contained in each option including pricing.
You can the detailed list here.
How to pledge for an Oar Inspired solution
From either our web site or the table below, select the predefined solutions that best addresses your crews need. Then, in the “solution pledge” on the right hand side of this page, pledge the dollar amount that corresponds with your desired solution. Once your pledge is submitted one of the Oar Inspired team will be in touch to confirm that we have your selection correctly recorded. If you’re desired solution is not listed then please feel free to contact us and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
Oar Inspired has been blessed to have the support of Brisbane based electronics manufacturer IntelliDesign. IntelliDesign have years of experience designing and manufacturing mission critical equipment for both the medical and mining industries and understand the discipline necessary to manufacture the highest quality electronic equipment that will be used in some of the most demanding applications. IntelliDesign is the perfect partner to have supporting us as we manufacture our solution.
Risks and challenges
Moving from prototyping to producing commercial products is a big step for any start up. We have produced detailed project plans and believe we have all the key resources in place to produce a quality product, however there are certain to be a few small surprises along the way. We are confident that the team we have in place will rise to the challenges when needed.
Given the harsh environment our technology is expected to operate in, Oar Inspired intends to have our products independently tested to ensure they meet the stringent IP67 standard. We believe our design will pass the testing, however if we need to make minor changes to the design, this may cause our schedule to slip. We feel strongly that this certification is not optional.
Oar Inspired is excited to see many years of hard work coming to life as a commercial product, the team at oar inspired has committed to keeping all our backers informed of progress sharing not only the highs but the lows on this final leg of a very long journey. Should anything arise that could impact our delivery schedule we will communicate with you to let you know exactly what is going on and what impact that may have on delivery.
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