While I was looking for some new sport activity that my wife and I could start practicing, and spend some quality time together I found a very interesting IoT like proposition nad since there are quite a few tennis courts around the area where we live, decision was obvious. Since we didn’t play tennis before we needed to find a right trainer and also buy the proper tennis equipment. So, after consulting with some of my friends that play tennis, I started investigating where to get the right offer. I’ve read that ITF (International Tennis Federation) allows usage of “smart rackets” in professional matches since 2014., so I have immediately started investigating what’s it all about and where to get one – I found Babolat racket (there are probably others, but this is first one I found). This smart racket comes with mobile app that provides vital insights for analyzing the technique for improving your game. Embedded in the racket are a 6 axis motion tracking device, a 3 axis accelerometer sensor and associated electronics in a package that is just 4 x 4 x 9mm and weighs just 1 gram hence it doesn’t impact natural feel in the player’s hand. I’ll keep you informed how it helped me improve my game and how it did help me winning vs. my wife who’s really competitive and all in for winning. Who knows what might happen with my “smart racket” if she reads this news. Unfortunately, the racket doesn’t have tracking option in case it gets “lost”.




NEWS: Croatian IoT scene

Netokracija published an interesting article about Croatian IoT scene – focusing on startups, big names and crowd-source activities. Croatian IoT startup scene is very active and beside those companies mentioned in the article, there are many others, especially those ones focused on utility and industry segment. If you have a need for partners in those […]

September 6 < 1 Minutes to read

NEWS: The best places to work in IoT for 2019

I came across interesting article on Forbes – list of best IoT companies to work for in 2019. You can download the complete list here and if you are interested in methodology that has been used for creating the list – read short and interesting article.

August 27 < 1 Minutes to read

NEWS: UWB (Ultra-wideband) and FiRa Consortium

UWB technology is not planning to be used for connectivity but instead for location based services since it offers fine ranging which would allow to deliver a high level of accuracy of the position of the device and also the distance. It can be used for all non-GPS i.e. indoor or similar use cases where […]

August 26 < 1 Minutes to read

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