Sport should be fun – this is the only way to make it an integral part of lifestyle. In the COMET “Digital Motion” competence center run by Salzburg Research, industrial companies work with research institutes to develop smart running and skiing equipment. At the end of September, the project team organized the “Digital Motion Day” as part of the Millennium Innovation Days # 2021 in Lustenau, Vorarlberg.
The Millennium Innovation Days (MID) are an annual meeting point for all actors who want to actively shape the future with the development of new technologies and solutions. The program includes the latest high-tech developments from the textile industry – smart textiles, electronics and digitization.
The Digital Motion team reported on the current research work in the COMET competence center: The interplay between emotion and movement plays a central role in the development work. The opportunity of wearables in the performance area was discussed, but also critically questioned. Further points were the integration of sensors in sports equipment and textiles, the perspective of the consumers and the necessary research management. And how agile work brings all these perspectives and disciplines under one roof and smartly leads to the goal. Last but not least, the opportunity to have a physical exchange between the experts and interested parties was very inspiring!
Photos: Alexandra Folie