A British company that has developed a new mobile 3D motion caption system for analysing golf swings has picked up the coveted United Inventor’s Association’s Pinnacle Award at the 66th PGA Merchandise Show in Florida.
The Pinnacle Award is awarded on the basis of the entire inventing process, including ideation, invention and commercialisation and “recognises the broadest range of efforts by the inventor, be it from design, market research, sales, fulfillment, manufacturing and quality.”
Guided Knowledge’s patent-pending technology includes the GK Smart Suit, a baselayer garment embedded with 18-sensors that can measure speed, angle and direction at a rate of 1,000 samples per second. This enables the GK Motion System to capture users’ biomechanical movement patterns in extreme detail and with unparalleled accuracy.
The motion data is transmitted to the GK Pod and processed using a series of complex algorithms to analyze and understand the user’s performance.
The GK App provides performance feedback via a customizable metrics dashboard as well as a sophisticated 3D avatar with a 360-degree view. The performance data is stored in the Cloud, which allows users to access and/or share the feedback anytime, anywhere across devices.
GK’s first product caters to elite golfers and their coaches and is scheduled to launch within the next few months. However, the technology can be applied to numerous sports like running, tennis, baseball and skiing, as well as other categories like health, wellness, workplace, performing arts and others.
“We couldn’t be more proud to be the recipients of the prestigious Pinnacle Award, said Kevin West, CEO of Gosport-based Guided Knowledge. “We have been working hard to create entirely new 3D technology that is mobile, accessible and offers elite golfers and their coaches an unprecedented 360-degree view of their swing signature. We are grateful to the United Inventor’s Association for recognising the technology, the team and the potential for our first product.”
Warren Tuttle, President of the United Inventors Association said: “The ability to provide instant feedback to your performance through next generation high tech analytics made Guided Knowledge our Pinnacle Award winner.”
For more information, visit www.guidedknowledge.com.
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