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Push Snowboarding | By Nokia And Burton

Nokia, in partnership with Burton, developed a monitoring system for snowboarders. The idea is to connect a series of sensors (heart rate, pressure on the board and orientation) to a Arduino processor, which then sends via Bluetooth, the acquired data to a Nokia N8, which records the entire performance (including the phone´s GPS path).  All this through a free application that can be downloaded from the Push Snowboarding web page. The Push Kit should be available soon. Watch the video after the jump.



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POWERED ELECTRIC BODY BOARD

Designed by Kevin Doherty the Powered Body Board Concept is an eco-friendly sea-scooter version which is designed to allow either wave riding or to be used as a submersable. Powered by a 12V rechargeable battery, it’s also fitted with solar panels into the board that allow for trickle charging during periods of non-use, extending the use of a single battery by 30%....
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AIRBOARD

Looking for a new snow toy for the slopes this year? Check out Airboard, an inflatable sled that makes you feel like you are hovering over the snow. Made of high-quality polyurethane covered textiles, the portable Airboard is light and extremely durable, and thanks to its flexible air body, it absorbs slope unevenness and bumps giving you a smooth ride. Steer by shifting your weight, and to brake simply turn your airboard at a 90° angle to your downhill direction, j...
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AHUA SURFBOARDS

AHUA is a Portuguese startup, they make beautifully crafted Alaia Surfboards. Alaia is a thin, round-nosed, square-tailed surfboard ridden in pre-20th century Hawaii. The most distinguishing characteristic in relation to modern surfboards is the fact that Alaia boards have no fins, which allows a new sense of freedom on the wave. These boards create little friction and like to go fast on the wave. The Ahua alaias are custom made especially for each client, through a...
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