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Drifting Off Course – how Sports Technology Adds New Dimensions to Sports
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
2016 (English)In: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2016, 1-4 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

We have built Drift, an application that measures and provides feedback on how far from the ideal path an orienteer has deviated, to study how sports apps can draw on real-time data to enrich sports activities. Orienteering is an outdoor navigation sport requiring mental skills and fast running through the terrain. Participants appropriated deviation into their practice and found a variety of ways it could integrate with common orienteering practice. Interaction around deviation provided possibilities for new forms of sporting practice and social interactions. Deviation as a measure allowed this because it was highly specific and well-grounded in a specific skill of the sport. We believe this use of data in real time has the possibility of supporting and renewing sports activity as well as offering new opportunities for design.

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Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2016. 1-4 p.
Keyword [en]
Orienteering, Deviation, Sports technology, Novel Measures
National Category
Information Systems
Research subject
Man-Machine-Interaction (MMI)
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-136805DOI: 10.1145/3012709.3012740ISBN: 978-1-4503-4860-7OAI: diva2:1056843
15th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, Rovaniemi, Finland, December 12 - 15, 2016
Available from: 2016-12-15 Created: 2016-12-15 Last updated: 2017-01-19Bibliographically approved

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