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CARV : The world’s first wearable that helps you ski better

Carv is the first wearable technology dedicated to skiing that speaks to you as you ski – it’s your digital ski coach.

Inspired by Olympic technology, Carv gives you access to the feedback and knowledge that only elite skiers have had access to so far. With an extremely thin smart insert, Carv measures your motion and pressure distribution and relays feedback through your earphones in real-time.

Carv connects wirelessly to your smartphone to give simple, actionable feedback to casual skiers and detailed metrics and analysis for advanced and professional skiers.

Carv monitors your take-offs, landings and everything in between.

Analyse your tricks, flips, and pressure distribution to ensure you don’t strain yourself.

The smart insert is thin (~1mm)and can be placed without affecting the way you ski. The insert can work alongside your boot warmers or custom moulded insoles.

The Carv tracker can be quickly and easily clipped and unclipped when it needs to be charged. It is small, lightweight and barely noticeable!

At the heart of the Carv system are the sensor units under the boot liners. Each sensor unit packs 48 independent pressure sensors, designed to pick up minute changes in the pressure distribution. The unit also houses an accelerometer, a gyroscope and a magnetometer which provides the Carv system with information of the motion and orientation of the skis. The thickness of the insert is designed to be less than a millimeter thick so as to not impact your skiing.

The sensor unit is powered and controlled by the boot mounted Carv trackers, which are the brains of the system. The Carv tracker coordinates data collection, performs calculations for pressure and motion at high frequencies (220Hz), and oversees wireless communications with the smartphone.

  • 48 independent pressure sensors per foot
  • 8-bit pressure measure per a sensor
  • Accelerometer (3-axis), gyroscope (3-axis), magnetometer (3-axis) (compass)
  • Ultra-thin smart insert (~1mm)
  • Operating temperature -40°C to +85°C (-40°F to 185°F)
  • Charges through USB
  • Battery life – 16+ hrs
  • iOS and Android compatible
  • Bluetooth Low Energy
  • IP 67 Water resistant

 

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