Sport & Light

An experiment in data-visualization. Using rigged sensors mapped to high frequency LEDs, 6 Olympic atheletes performances were translated into Biometric light painting. Using a combination of slow motion video and long exposure photography, performance-metrics such as acceleration, heart-rate, and muscle activity are visualized in-camera. In the near future, seeing an athlete’s biodata in a sports broadcast might be commonplace. And the lighting system may have use beyond that; GE is currently working on LED-based intelligent lighting systems that are capable of actively responding to environmental data and activity.

Notable Coverage:

Daily Dot: LEDs and biometric sensors paint Olympic athletes in a new light

Philip Stockton 2018 — NY, NY