SAN DIEGO, CA --- LEOMO, Inc. unveils the TYPE-R, the first in a new category of wearable technologies specifically designed to help competitive athletes and their coaches unlock the power of motion analysis. The TYPE-R, a wearable motion measurement tool for athletes, will publicly launch in the U.S. later this summer and in other markets later in the year. The new device offers valuable insights that may optimize an athlete's form, technique, and performance, and may also assist in injury avoidance and recovery.
Until now, athlete motion analysis has been limited to occasional sessions at labs or studios that do not reflect real-world training or race conditions, and often require elaborate and expensive systems. LEOMO's pioneering TYPE-R portable motion analysis device will allow athletes and their coaches to easily and unobtrusively collect data day after day in the same conditions they train and compete in.
TYPE-R: Bringing Motion Analysis in Reach
The TYPE-R comprises a sleek handlebar or wrist-mounted touchscreen head unit, and includes features like GPS tracking, as well as ANT+™ connectivity for additional measurement of power, power balance, cadence, and heart rate. The head unit alone will give many high-end bike computers a run for their money, but the magic of the TYPE-R comes in the form of five discreet rechargeable Bluetooth® sensors, each with its own three-axis gyroscope and three-axis accelerometer to accurately measure a wearer's motion and form. Worn on each shoe, above each knee, and above the sacrum, the TYPE-R's sensors measure important aspects of a rider's movement like never before, including:
•Dead Spot Scores – Pinpoint the magnitude and locations where pedaling velocities lack smoothness along the left and right pedaling cycles.
•Foot Angular Range – Measures how much the heel moves up and down while pedaling.
•Foot Angular Range (Q1) – Measures how much the heel moves up and down between the 12 and 3 o'clock positions.
•Leg Angular Range – Measures how much the thighs move up and down while pedaling.
•Pelvic Tilt – Measures how much a rider's pelvis is tilted upwards.
The TYPE-R makes it simple to analyze data after a workout, thanks to its wireless upload capability. When synced to a Wi-Fi network, ride data can be uploaded to the cloud and analyzed on a web-based dashboard accessible from any web browser. LEOMO also has plans to integrate with popular workout analysis platforms such as TrainingPeaks.
Manufactured by Foxconn, the TYPE-R hardware gives users peace of mind when it comes to quality and cutting-edge design and technology. LEOMO is still conducting battery endurance testing, but battery life is expected to be ~6.5 hours with use of an L battery and dock charger.