Enfucell develops new BLE golf sensor patch
Enfucell, a leading customised battery supplier to the printed electronics industry based in Finland, has come up with a SoftBattery powered wireless golf sensor patch in a joint project with a leading technology company. The patch is attached to a golf club head for measuring the acceleration and angular velocity. The acquired data is transferred via low energy Bluetooth (BLE) to an application on a mobile device. Enfucell’s battery powers the BLE data transmission without an additional capacitor thus demonstrating the highest peak power capability in the industry. The battery is also fully integrated to the system.
The disposable patch is reported to help golf players in improving their swing. This is the first time that a player can actually get feedback from the club head. The fully integrated printed battery enables a thin and light construction, which does not interfere with the normal stroke. Thanks to the BLE communication, data can be analysed on site on the driving range during a training session. The data is then collected and processed on an Android tablet. Similar patches can be tailored for other racquet sports such as shooting, bowling and others.