Strike-f(x): The intelligent boxing bag

Strike-f(x) is a free-hanging, intelligent boxing bag that measures impact force of punch and kick actions in an accurate way at any location. The measurement system is housed inside the boxing bag, meaning that the ‘feel’ and the use of the system is no different than regular boxing bags. In contrast to existing systems, the Strike-f(x) can provide real-time feedback about pertinent workout performance measures such as the impact force of striking actions, the volume and intensity of a workout, and calories burnt, allowing leisure as well as elite athletes to keep track of their performance and progress. The detailed real-time cardio feedback is immediately shown on a screen next to the bag. The Strike-f(x) intelligent boxing bag does for boxing workouts exactly what rowing machines do for rowing, treadmills for running and spinning bikes for bicycling. The Strike-f(x) boxing bag is ideally suited for gamifying workouts. Indeed, health and fitness workouts that are gamified tend to increase exercise adherence; they are making people want to come back to beat the next challenge. The Strike-f(x) therefore provides a cost-effective way to expand current cardio equipment to increase customer engagement and retention for the fitness and health industry.

  • Projectnummer / Project number: 18414
  • Deelnemende kennisinstellingen / Participating institutes: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Projectleider / Project leader: Nilas van Woersem, Sports-f(x)
  • Type project / Type project: Lopend / Current
  • Startdatum / Start date: 01-01-2020
  • Programma / Programme: Take-off
  • Vakgebied / Discipline: Geneeskunde / Medicine