The sporting domain has traditionally been used as a testing ground for new technologies which subsequently make their way into the public domain. This includes sensors. In this article a range of physical and biological sensors deployed in a 64 hour ultra-endurance non-stop cycling race are described. A novel algorithm to estimate the energy expenditure while cycling and resting during the event are outlined. Initial analysis in this noisy domain of "sensors in the field" are very encouraging and represent a first with respect to cycling.

Original publication

DOI

10.3390/s100807216

Type

Journal article

Journal

Sensors (Basel)

Publication Date

2010

Volume

10

Pages

7216 - 7235

Keywords

body sensors, cycling event detection, estimating energy expenditure, ultra-endurance cycling, Algorithms, Athletes, Bicycling, Biosensing Techniques, Blood Cell Count, Energy Metabolism, Humans, Physical Endurance, Reproducibility of Results, Statistics as Topic