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Trampoline

Image Posted August 15, 2021

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Trampoline as a means to control aspects of game on screen, performing as an analog input, software calculates rate of impact & force (distance displaced / pressed down)

System to determine whether bouncing with both feet concurrently or alternating, also identifies position / placement / direction pointed; calibration based on player’s weight, preferred range of effort, etc.

Standard Game Pad / Joystick carries out ancillary controls.

Technical Option A – Camera with motion capture & recognition / computer vision capability, leverage functions built into contemporary mobile and other consumer devices one may already own, where the technology is sufficient; plant camera at base / foot-level area for those who prefer to avoid other personal features potentially exposed online

Option B – Sensors / Motion Detectors underneath at multiple points, surface area of the landing plane dictates the scope of equipment needed (calculations TBD)

Proposed Genres (Partial List):
Platform / Adventure
Boxing / Martial Arts
Horse Racing / Equestrian / Polo / Joust
Motocross / Automotive / Winter Sports
Fishing / Nautical
Dancing / Acrobatics

References (Updated August 15, 2021):

Trampoline Gymnastics – Olympic Sport – Tokyo 2020
Discipline – Trampoline Gymnastics – FIG
Trampoline Safety – UCSD
Trampoline Jumping: Safe for kids? – Mayo Clinic
Analysis of the Training Effects of Minitrampoline – UMN
Effects of a Mini-Trampoline Rebounding Exercise Program – NIH
Influence of a Mini-Trampoline Rebound Exercise Program – NIH
ValoJump – Valo Motion – Digital Trampoline Game
Tgoma – Springfree Trampolines
Accessories – Wii – Nintendo UK
Azure Kinect DK – Microsoft Azure
PlayStation Eye Camera



Wall

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– Device projects game onto wall, utilizing cameras & projectors built into modern computers / phones / tablets or available as an attachment / accessory.

– Wall surface instead of the typical screen allows ball to bounce back for continuous play, offers increased location flexibility.

– Select from menu which equipment to be used, calibrates damage / hit points according to projectile weight & speed.

– Calculates / speed & position using “launch monitor” and related technology used in sport simulators. Calls for two camera-equipped devices setup at 90 degree angles, connected via wifi / bluetooth / cellular.

– Potential modes: athletic simulation, combat / shooting, puzzle, music / rhythm, math / educational, others TBD.

– Range of sports available incl. lacrosse / hurling, baseball / batting cage, soccer / hockey, tennis / racquetball, archery / throwing,  quarterback challenge, etc.

– Augmented glasses / VR alternative to projection, drawbacks: may interfere with helmet / protective gear, proximity of electric fields to the head not ideal for long-term use.

– Higher FPS camera / lens preferable, potential to scale back features based on technology specs.  Goal is to have some compatibility with the least expensive entry level device possible, even if this means reduced functionality.

– Some shielding advised to avoid ricochet damage. For golf the screen remains preferred surface.

References (Updated August 15, 2021)

Hurling Camogie Wall Drills – GAA
GAA – UK Wallball
Wallball Challenge – US Lacrosse
USA Racquetball – Team USA
Tennis Court Practice Walls – Parks & Recreation (Arlington County Virginia)
Sports Simulator – Hardware
Technology – HD Multisport
How Golf Simulators Work (Infographic) – Keiser University College of Golf
Carnegie Mellon University – CMU Graphics Lab – Motion Capture Library



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The project from the page, sportwebinar.com/gym, has reached a point where outside assistance will be needed to proceed further.  The first objective is to determine if the concept may have eventual viability.  A handful of engineering departments were consulted, which indicated they do not have resources to take on such outside projects, yet upon brief evaluation would not rule out as possible in theory.  Additional progress has been made on the design, and the development team is looking to determine whether to pursue further or allocate efforts elsewhere.

If affirmative the lead developer would prefer to transfer / donate ownership of the rights for this project to an agency able to maximize utility.  Options in mind include yet are not limited to:

– United States Department of Energy
– Ministry of Energy from United States’ ally or allies
– USA or allied military for use with relief / aid operations (i.e., Army Corps of Engineers, Research Labs)
– Foundation of some sort, only if adequate assurance will operate impartially

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