Eindhoven

The FieldLab site in Eindhoven (Netherlands), which was formerly a football field, consists of one grass pitch, four different artificial grass pitches and a range of playground equipment, both interactive and adapted for special target groups like elderly. The testing site is surrounded by a two lane athletics track and an asphalt track. Activities like school sports, children’s parties and corporate outings take place on these multifunctional sports grounds.

Eindhoven Projects

Developing and testing new prototypes

In the FieldLab in Eindhoven several new products and services have been developed and tested and some start-up projects and companies have been supported. A recent example is the Curb, a combination of riding a bicycle and a fitness cross training that gives kids a whole new experience with possibilities for fun and exercise.   Another example is AAA-Lux (LEDexpert), a small company that has developed a dynamic system of LED floodlights for sports fields. Prototyping and testing of energy use and user friendliness in practice took place at FieldLab Eindhoven.

OptiTrainer Running

OptiTrainer Running is an electronic pacing system with LED’s along a track. It was developed successfully for swimming and in response to requests a version for running is now being tested. Runners can install pacing schemes including constant speed, constant acceleration, sprint, or a predefined trajectory (e.g. a personal or world record). Customized training schemes can be installed. Also multiple simultaneous use is possible. Partners: Metatronics, i3Sports, Eindhoven University of Technology

4D sports grounds

With support from the ProFit project the first 4D sports ground in the world will soon be realised and tested in FieldLab Eindhoven. It consists of horizontal panels that rotate to create various surfaces; a soccer field with artificial turf, a multi functional plastic floor, and a surface with solar panels or billboards. This technology creates 24/7 usage of sports grounds and can help sport clubs to generate additional income. Partners: Sublean Group, InnoSportNL, Greenfields, Descol, Delft University of Technology, vv Sliedrecht, ProFit

YOU.FO

YOU.FO, an idea by Bas Ruyssenaars is an innovative throw and catch sports game. In designing this game Ruyssenaars was inspired by frisbee, jai lai and martial arts. Playing YOU.FO challenges to grow skills like concentration, hand-eye coordination, strength and flexibility. YOU.FO was winner of the ProFit Innovation Competition 2012 for the FieldLab Eindhoven. Partners: YOU.FO, HAN University of Applied Sciences, InnoSportNL, ProFit