FirstV1sion // Intel “Make it Wearable” Finals

For the last month FirstV1sion team have had an intense training at Berkeley University with professors and Intel developers to present to the finals of Intel Make it Wearable competition, were 10 finalists out of 500 entrees, presented their wearable technology products.

Fab lab Barcelona is developing and prototyping the product in partnership with FirstV1sion. Product design, technological innovation and materials are developed by Anastasia Pistofidou, who is in charge of Fab lab Barcelona professional projects and Angeliki Terezaki, IAAC alumni and Fab Academy graduate, currently working at FirstV1sion as product developer.

firstv1sion team

Jose Ildefonso’s team has created a sports jersey with a technology-embedded camera and live transmission that puts the audience inside the professional athletes point of view. Biometric sensors, measure valuable data and display the pulse rate and the speed of the athlete.

Technology has come a long way at giving us a bird’s eye view of a soccer stadium, say, or a courtside view of a tennis court. Sports photography continues to improve and we watch with fascination: the football player accidentally ploughing into a sideline camera, saltwater splashing on the surf photographer’s lens, basketballs colliding with a tripod or the dirt kicked up from a racehorse’s hooves.

We are happy to watch this outside action, but what if we could experience it all from an athlete’s perspective? What if we could be Messi as he burns up the field, or Venus when she cranks her serve?

 

“Being in the athlete’s skin is way more exciting,” says Jose Ildefonso, founder and CEO of Team FirstV1sion, a top 10 finalist in the Intel Make it Wearable challenge. “You’re immersed in the sensations of vertigo, speed and emotion.”

This technology will transform the viewing experience to make watching a sporting event more like starring in your own video game. FirstV1sion puts you inside sports.

FirstV1sion team:

Jose Ildefonso CEO

Roger Antunez

Anastasia Pistofidou

Angeliki Terezaki

Marcos Hervás García

 

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