Oar Inspired is about providing the best possible tools to help athletes and coaches find their peak performance. Everyone has their own preference and depending on where they are in the season or their competitive journey, those needs will vary.
Reach – Maximum reach of the oar at the front of the stroke.
Catch / Entry – The sweep angle where the oar completes its vertical descent into the water.
Power ON – The angle where force starts to be applied to the oarlock. The amount of force required to trigger this measurement is configurable.
Power OFF – The angle where force is no longer being applied to the oarlock.
Release – The angle where the oar begins its extraction from the water.
Return – The maximum angle of the oar at the finish of the stroke
Total Reach – Total angle travelled by the oar during the stroke.
Stroke Length – Total angle travelled by the oar in the water.
Power Length – Total angle travelled by the oar whilst under power.
Catch Angle – The number of degrees between reach and entry.
Power Delay – The number of degrees between the reach and Power on.
Force Curve – Force curve showing power applied by either sweep angle or time.
Peak Force – Maximum force applied during the stroke.
Peak Force Angle – Sweep angle where the power is at its peak.
Total Force – Total force applied (Area under the curve).
Oar Height – Cyclic graph showing the vertical movement of the oar against sweep angle on the horizontal axis.
Stroke Velocity – Speed of the oar around the pin during the drive phase of the stroke.
Recovery Velocity – Speed of the oar around the pin during the recovery phase of the stroke.
Stroke Rate – Strokes per minute. We calculate SPM at multiple locations through the stroke. As the stroke rate varies we update the display as its happening, not after the next stroke.
Water Speed – Speed based on the impeller pickup
GPS Speed – Speed based on GPS data sampled at 10Hz
Acceleration – Acceleration / deceleration profile of the hull
Pitch – Rock from bow to stern
Yaw – Tracking bowside to stroke side. In a boat with a rudder this can indicate drag being applied to compensate for uneven driving force
Roll – Bow side to stroke side
Foot Pressure – 6 points per foot enabling pronation and supination measurement
Left / Right – Simple measurement showing balance between feet
The force curve will show the current stroke and the previous five strokes faded behind. Eventually we will have the ability to display a target curve in the background providing feedback to novice rowers as to what the coach desires on force output.