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Innovative virtual swim trainer with applications in several sports and in rehabilitation activities

Country of Origin: Italy
Reference Number: TOIT20210830001
Publication Date: 8 September 2021

Summary

An Italian innovative SME has developed and patented worldwide a virtual swim trainer providing a strong LED light moving on a pool bottom or on the lane breakwater surface, so that the swimmer can constantly see the pointer position and compare it with their own. The system, already used by Olympics athletes, has been adapted to other sports or for rehabilitation purposes. The SME is interested in commercial agreements with technical assistance with end users or sport plants designers.

Description

The coaching strategy of working athletes hard and keeping them fatigued for many months is nowadays outmoded. In swimming and indeed in sports in general, that approach has been taken to extremes and no longer is supported by research evidence or the practices of very successful coaches and athletes. Better swimmers come from stepped-improvement programs, with demonstrable training effects being derived from the judicious use of optimized workout throughout the year. 
An innovative SME, established in 2010 and located in North West of Italy, dedicated to the design and production of superior outdoor lighting fittings, has developed and patented worldwide a virtual swim trainer offering functionality and features that can really help coaches optimize training planning in the pool and reap the rewards. A reference spot light which is moving at the desired speed and acceleration is the key point of this high tech system.
The coaches can easily figure out applications of such a device. The system is connected via wireless to a computer and can be easily set in less than five minutes with 12 different colours allowing 12 swimmers to train in the same lane in case of 50m swimming pools or 6 different colours for 6 athletes in 25m swimming pools.
The system can be configured for up to 8 lanes independently.
Among the others, it is also possible to set the timing to be followed and modulate it according to the training plan, it is possible to impose different times at each set and to play on the speed variation rate.
The system has been developed by swimmers and engineers together, it has been patented worlwide and is already in use among olympics athletes.
The system has furthermore versions for athletics, soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis and many other sports.
The virtual swim trainer can also be applied to post trauma rehabilitation and as stimulus for children affected by autism.
The company has become one of the most reputable manufacturers of architectural indoor and outdoor lighting on the international market and is now interested in commercial agreements with technical assistance with end users such as sport teams, sport plants managers or with sport plants builders and designers.
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Advantages and Innovations

This virtual swim trainer is the ultimate training system to improve the training method of a swim team. It is the choice of professional athletes and renowned coaches around the globe. It helps reaching optimal performance level and success thanks to these features:

- Follow your own swim set pace
- Follow competitors swim set pace
- Adapt step by step your own swim set pace
- Challenge the swimmer in following champions swim set score

The virtual swim trainer can also be applied to post trauma rehabilitation and as stimulus for children affected by autism.

Stage Of Development

Already on the market

Requested partner

The company is interested in commercial agreements with technical assistance with:
- end users such as sport teams and sport plants managers who might adopt the solution trained by the Italian companies
- sport plants builders and designers interested in integrating this technology in their projects

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