The Design and Technology Lab is a joint venture between the Industrial Design Programme at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and the Product Development Group of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ). The Lab is a cross-university education and research platform dedicated to interdisciplinary innovation projects.

Rowers always face backwards. Rowcus uses sensors to detect obstacles and warns athletes accordingly.

Rowcus

Rowers always face backwards. Rowcus uses sensors to detect obstacles and warns athletes accordingly.

The Design and Technology Lab is a joint venture between the Industrial Design Programme at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and the Product Development Group of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ). The Lab is a cross-university education and research platform dedicated to interdisciplinary innovation projects.

Rowers always face backwards. Despite looking back regularly, there is a risk that obstacles will not be detected or will be detected too late. The consequences are collisions, which often result in serious injuries and considerable material damage.

Rowcus is a start-up venture dedicated to developing simple technology to prevent rowing accidents. Alexander Häberlin (ZHdK) and Damian Lenherr (ETHZ) devised an intelligent system for more safety and focus in rowing. The sensor is mounted on the front of the boat and continuously scans the direction of travel for obstacles. If a danger is detected, Rowcus warns the helmsman by means of acoustic signals. This allows athletes to concentrate fully on their technique during the complex motion sequence.

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Studios Zürich, Basel

 

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©DTL, 2016

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