There is a great potential for the Åre Östersund region within the new business area called Internet of Sports.
Why Internet of Sports?
Along with health-care and wellness, sports and recreational activities constitutes one of the most rapidly growing areas of personal and consumer-oriented Internet of Things-technologies (IoT). This is visible through early introductions of mobile sensor-based end-user products such as the Nike+, sensor equipped sports watches, apps like Runkeeper, and how these connect to social and broadcasting media. This area is in an early phase of development based on first generation technologies and infrastructures, but is constantly refined and improved due to rapid market expectations. This project investigates how sports and recreational activities can be augmented through novel products and services based on emerging mobile IoT infrastructures. Moreover, sports and recreational activities provide a domain of research that includes several of the critical challenges for next generation of mobile services in a variety of domains such as health and rehabilitation.
”Internet of Sports Åre Östersund will become a world leading environment for developing innovative digital products for the winter sports sector.”
Jin Moen is senior project manager and head of Swedish ICTs business and innovation area "Internet of Sports".
Cellphone: 070-725 44 85
Maria Svensson Wiklander
Maria is working part time with the project employed by Peak innovation. She is also an entrepreneur within the area of Internet of Sports.
Cellphone: 070-380 00 07
H-C is Professor of Sport Science at the Department of Health Sciences, Mid Sweden University. He is also director for Research and Development at the Swedish Olympic Committee and the Swedish Winter Sports Research Centre.