About this project
The InsideCoach-Connected football/soccer ball contains motion detection technology. It collects and reports data to your iPhone or Android device such as force, trajectory, spin, number of passes and number of touches. Then uses this data to provide coaching cues to help you improve your game.
We've integrated sensors within a football/soccer ball to help young and not so young athletes stay motivated and develop their skills.
Players who own an InsideCoach Smart Ball can challenge each other to games that will help improve their skills. Players can accept a challenge and compete and then compare their results in real time. Examples of challenges include Number of Touches, Number of Passes, Power Kicks, Spin etc.
As you continue to improve your skills you can increase your leaderboard position. This is a great way to motivate yourself and your team on and off the field.
The InsideCoach Smart Ball, and Mobile App relays real-time coaching feedback through your earphones in real-time to keep you motivated to continue developing your skills. InsideCoach is your digital cheerleader and coach.
There are how-to videos built into the App showing you step by step how to perform a certain technique. Perfect for any level of a football/soccer player.
InsideCoach allows you to assign specific exercises for a player to perform. Monitor your players’ progress and reward them however you like.
Our technology is an open architecture so you can expect third party apps to be developed giving you more choices to improve your game.
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation:
- The average kids sponges 75 hours of media every week
- 70% of kids stop playing sports by age 13
- Obesity is on the rise globally and increasing every year
Kids love video games as an alternative to playing sports because is fun and challenging, so we want to provide that experience with InsideCoach’s smart soccer ball.
Lets fight obesity together!
The smart football/soccer ball connects via WiFi to your iPhone or Android smart device for long range connection and real time data transfer. The smart soccer ball recharges wirelessly by resting on Qi pad technology.
- Provides real time data to your smart device
- Gives coaching cues based on the data collected
- Shows how-to videos with specific skills for players to practice
- Tracks progress
- Builds and stores your historical profile
- Keeps you connected with friends so you can compete for top leaderboard status
- Allows a coach access to a player’s progress and history at any time
- Easy for kids and parents to use
InsideCoach's Smart Soccer Ball Specs
NOTE: Depending on our funding these specs might change for the better. We want to provide a high quality product, the MORE we get the BETTER these specs will get.
- Smart technology inside to capture and store your performance
- Qi wireless recharging pad
- Battery life for up to 4 hours of playing
- Wi-Fi enable for long range data transfer
- Molded polyurethane material with multi-layer backing for shape retention
- Latex bladder
- Size 4 for ages 8-12
- Size 5 for ages 12 and up
- Outdoor/Indoor weather and condition resistances
- Machine stitched
The InsideCoach Mobile App is compatible with iOS and Android devices. If we surpass our goal a Windows phone will be supported in the near future.
Highlights of what you can do with your InsideCoach Smart Soccer Ball.
- Keep track of ball passes
- Keep track of touches
- Play Time
- Keep track of your progress
- Share with your friends
- Receive real time coaching cues
- Develop your skills and agility
This video shows behind the scenes development in action
We have an extremely talented team of people that have created InsideCoach smart football/soccer ball. Each are eager for this product to come to market so that young athletes can continue to love learning, playing and improving through individual and outside of team practices.
Risks and challenges
Challenges and obstacles do exist on any project. As a team we've overcome many of them to be where we are now and we are confident that we will continue to overcome them as quickly as possible. We have great advisers that have experience in manufacturing, fulfillment, and we will continue to work with them closely along with our providers and partners to make sure we deliver our product on time.
Most importantly we will be very transparent with you, and we will update you constantly on those obstacles and what we are doing to overcome them.
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