Webinar: Trace Technology and InfoCrank

To support those riding with InfoCrank, we’re hosting a series of webinars that will take a close look at the Track InfoCrank (or any InfoCrank) and our data logging system. 

The next webinars are scheduled to take place on Thursday 11 March 2021. To view the available times and register, please click the following link: 

Registration link: https://my.demio.com/ref/zZn99yC9AgR1zTIl

This webinar is designed to:

  • Assist you to become familiar with the Track InfoCrank (data collection device), the data logger and the VINC Pro member website (where your data is stored and analysed).
  • Show how to use each component for flawless recording.
  • Use a case study to explore whether there may be substantial differences between Trace data metrics and normal ANT+ metrics.
  • Give a guided tour through some of the metrics and tools now available on VINC Pro.
  • Provide an opportunity for questions.

Each session is limited to 20 participants. If you can’t make either of the sessions, please let us know as there is potential to add additional dates.

Trace Technology – background

Virtually all sports and health technologies have started as ‘spot checks’ and evolved over time towards Trace Technology. You can think of it as the move from what is currently three times per day blood tests for sugar evolving to what will be available soon – an ongoing live trace of blood sugar 24/7/365.

In cycling, where the pedal action is a complex joint movement, human measurement for force application has been at best recorded at one second intervals and then the averages for complete revolutions. So we knew some metrics from that crank revolution, but we can only estimate what happened to create the max watts – back-work the average Torque and then assume we know what the force wave looked like. This ended up with ‘peanut graphs’ and other illustrations to help us understand the biomechanics of turning the crank.

Of course, we all had to make do with what we have, so we used good assumptions and built businesses and careers on them. InfoCrank pioneered Trace Technology for the pedalling action before the recent introduction of the Track InfoCrank and is building out the systems so that those Traces can be read, analysed and acted on by our customers. Our simple rule is, ‘if you can measure it, you can improve it’.

Track InfoCrank 1 Power Meter

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