BOARDCAPTURE was a research project to explore the RFID-enabled tracking of snowboarders and automatically generate videoclips of their actions. The objective was to develop hard- and software to trace snowboarders in snow- and funparks, to film their jumps and process this footage to be viewed online. The filming would be initiated when a boarder wearing an active-RFID badge approached a RFID-equipped jumpramp. Additionally, the jump and landing was recorded.
The final setup of the system involved the use of two cameras filming from fixed angles. Initially, each RFID-badge needs to be synchronized with a wearer's name and email. At the end of the day, boarders can log in to the website and view their jumps online. The best jumps can be selected to be viewed by all.
This project ran for several months and was a partnership with the Wearable Electronics group at O'Neill Snowboarding.