Wednesday, 18 July 2018 / Published in SmartPaddle technology
After a swimmer has learned a swimming technique with reasonably low resistance, it’s time to improve the efficiency of the strokes. There are two main factors influencing the efficiency: timing of the strokes and direction of the force. This time we focus on the latter. Swimmers produce force in all directions with their hand strokes,
Saturday, 23 June 2018 / Published in SmartPaddle technology
Trainesense started consulting Kaisa Sali on her swimming in December 2017. See earlier blog discussing the start of the co-operation and her own blog “Me as a swimmer”. Getting ready for first competitions In March we met with Kaisa in her training camp in Mallorca. We summarised the achievements and learnings from the three-month period
Thursday, 14 June 2018 / Published in User stories
Antti Vuorikoski discusses below his experience after the first SmartPaddle measurement session. The original text in Finnish at the bottom.  Below translation into English and Swedish. “Sure, I can swim. Do I benefit from using the SmartPaddles? “These were my main thoughts when I agreed to participate in the SmartPaddle test swim, organized by my
Thursday, 14 June 2018 / Published in SmartPaddle technology
During the 2017-18 season, Swimming Canada’s High Performance Centre – Ontario sport science staff have been trialing the Trainesense SmartPaddle. The team’s biomechanist, Ryan Atkison, has been the primary user and is very happy with the results to date. “When we were first exposed to the SmartPaddle, our initial reaction was that this information could
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 / Published in SmartPaddle technology
Kaisa Sali is one of the first SmartPaddle users (link to early promo video). Like any product, Trainesense SmartPaddle has multiple stories behind the scenes. Kaisa’s story is one of those (link to her webpage). Common theme for the stories behind SmartPaddle is “rediscovering yourself”. As part of our own rediscovery story we have helped
Monday, 11 June 2018 / Published in User stories
Raision Urheilijat (RaiSU) is one of the most successful swimming clubs in Finland. Petteri Paatos is the head coach of the club. This blog text summarises his thoughts and observations on deploying SmartPaddle. Together with RaiSU, Trainesense continues developing the system and scenarios on using it. This is the way the community works: in co-operation