>> STADTLAUF MUNICH 2014 - IoT IN ACTION
While not exactly a full IoT solution; I felt my sweat was worth posting about.
host a number of Stadtlauf (city running) events and on 29 June 2014, I
pulled myself together and
participated (German) in the 10km portion of the event
schedule. For a few years now, they have been using an
(attached to your shoe) to measure the time and take a photo of participants
activated on crossing the start line and finish line.
A number of runners were using various wearable technologies to monitor
their heart rate, blood pressure and other vital measurements in addition
to the organizer provided sensors.
It doesn't help that I simply neglected to train during the whole year either
but the positive side was that even after that I was able to beat my previous
time by thirty-one seconds. At 183cm and weighing just over 105kg - running
10km is a challenge I crazily accepted.
I spent the week trying to explain the concept of Internet of Things to
the friend of mine hosting my stay - who simply couldn't get why technology
like this was needed (smart toilets, homes et al) and it was only until
we started running when the "oh yeah" moment kicked in.
Let's review this one year from now - see if I motivate myself to actually
do some training.