Smart goggles track swimmers' laps, time

Jun 28, 2005

British engineering student Katie Williams developed smart goggles that help swimmers track their laps and time -- an idea Williams got when she was a lifeguard.

The Inview goggles use a built-in compass to count swimmers' laps and time instead of wasting their energy keeping track on a watch or a clock.

"If they have a watch on, a lot of swimmers will move their left arm differently, just to see how fast they are going," Williams told the BBC. "It's wasting energy for them really."

The electronics on the goggles, which Williams designed and built for a third-year industrial design course at London's Brunel University, will be about the size of a 50-cent piece on the rear strap of the finished product.

Copyright 2005 by United Press International

Explore further: Rosetta comet-landing is Science's 2014 breakthrough

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Sony hacking fallout puts all companies on alert

53 minutes ago

Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers like those that executed the dramatic cyberattack against Sony Pictures ...

Ear-check via phone can ease path to diagnosis

2 hours ago

Ear infections are common in babies and young children. That it is a frequent reason for young children's visit to doctors comes as no consolation for the parents of babies tugging at their ears and crying ...

Timeline of the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack

3 hours ago

It's been four weeks since hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace began their cyberterrorism campaign against Sony Pictures Entertainment. In that time thousands of executive emails and other documents ...

Two more former Sony workers sue over data breach

3 hours ago

Two more former employees of Sony Pictures Entertainment are suing the company over the massive data breach in which their personal and financial information was stolen and posted online.

Recommended for you

Why are UK teenagers skipping school?

15 hours ago

Analysis of the results of a large-scale survey reveals the extent of truancy in English secondary schools and sheds light on the mental health of the country's teens.

Fewer lectures, more group work

16 hours ago

Professor Cees van der Vleuten from Maastricht University is a Visiting Professor at Wits University who believes that learning should be student centred.

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.