Sport Science Measurement Systems
bf1systems have applied their knowledge from over 20 years in the motorsport industry to the sports world, starting in 2009 with their Factor 001 bicycle which featured a host of revolutionary electronics for the cycling industry, and now spreading out into disciplines including paralympics and a range of cycling disciplines.
The original Factor 001 demonstrated it was possible to take experience gained from the motorsport industry and apply it to sports science, enabling coaches and trainers to gain an un-paralleled insight into what was happening with their athletes that they had never have access to before.
Since the Factor 001, bf1systems have worked on a variety of other sports science projects, including supplying force measurement cranks to some of the world’s elite cycling organisations.
These force measurement cranks were designed from the ground-up as cranks which were to be instrumented, and had to survive the highest loads seen anywhere in cycling, during the standing start of a velodrome race.
Each crank is capable of measuring the torque and force applied to it, along with its position, and transmits this wirelessly at 192Hz to a bf1systems developed logger and IMU. This data allows the end user to analyse every crank rotation in detail to understand how the rider is developing their power.
In addition to developing force measurements components for bicycles, we have also developed a range of other applications including wheelchair instrumentation.
With our in-house composites department, we are able to design high accuracy, lightweight instrumented components that can take the place of existing parts, both for use in training, and also in competition.