Olympic archers using Waterloo technology to train

Waterloo – Toxon Technologies in Waterloo has developed a tool to help archers train their sport and is a very useful tool for Olympians to test.

Bowdometer is a small piece of technology that can be attached to any type of bow. The technology counts how many shots were taken and sends instant information about each recording to an app.

“It can automatically count your bullets, monitor your practice, maintain your gear and store all your sensor information to see improvement over time,” said Marian Bell, co-founder of Toxon Technologies.

According to Bell, athletes can use one app to adjust their bullets and understand the impact of different devices.

The idea came from the owner of a bowler shop in Waterloo if he wanted to put a shotgun on his equipment. Bell realized that her company liked the idea and had more potential.

Joe Deu-Ngok, CEO of Toxon Technologies, said: .

The technology can be used by archers in any skill or age. Users can add friends and see how well the other person is doing.

Finally, Toxon wants to use the app for further analysis to help coaches with their athletes. Food-Ngok said it could be used to assist device manufacturers in the performance of their products.

“Whether it’s a hobby that wants to download an Excel spreadsheet with all its raw data, be it a hobby, or a programmer,” says Dew-Ngok.

Luckily for Toxon, Archer Canada’s head coach Shawn Riggs lives in Kushner, and the company boarded to help collect 150,000 bullets during the test.

“They immediately saw the value of knowing what was happening to them with their arrows and their weapons,” Bell said.

At the Olympics in Tokyo, boometer meters and other electronics are currently banned. However, the National Archery team has been using a bowometer to train the games. Bell expects the technology to be used to train Canada ahead of the 2024 Summer Olympics in France.

Toxon is now exploring ways in which the technology can be applied to other sports to help athletes train to the next level.

Du-ngok said golf, ice hockey, field hockey and tennis are all being explored as alternatives to the technology.


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