Sports, Leisure & Recreation

TALKABOUT T800 Series Two-way Radio

The TALKABOUT T800 Series is a rugged personal two-way radio for outdoor adventures. With an IPx4 rating, it is weatherproof and able to withstand the harshest environments. The hidden display simplifies calling and disappears when not in use. The pairing button allows devices to be easily linked together to connect a group of people. With essential accessories and a range of up to 10 kilometers, the TALKABOUT T800 keeps users in touch in all outdoor conditions.

Designed by: Motorola Solutions Innovation Design Team

Contact: scott.richards@motorolasolutions.com, motorolasolutions.com

 

Perception Hi Life Kayak

The Perception Hi Life Kayak is the most versatile boat ever built, offering a sit-on-top design that can be paddled like a kayak or a stand-up paddleboard. Its maximum stability and unique features create an experience that’s unlike anything else—perfect for sharing the water with kids and pets. The low-profile rear swim deck with handles makes it easy to get back on board after swimming, while the large open front area is the perfect perch for small children or a pet.

Designed by: Mark Robertson, Hans Nutz, Justin Elgin and Don Meredith of Perception Kayaks, Confluence Outdoor

Contact: Skuzman@mfaltd.com, www.perceptionkayaks.com/us/products/hi-life-110

Apex Mach 1 Speed Skate

The Apex Mach 1 Speed Skate reinvented the skating boot to be more adapted, 40 percent lighter and easier to use. A full carbon-fiber monocoque replaces traditional materials. A removable heel allows the boot to fit the front of the foot for maximized support and control. The technological feat continues under the foot, where the boot merges with the insertions supporting the blade. The innovative aesthetic and aerodynamic boot is built for a custom performance.

Designed by: Claude Sauriol, Sylvain Poirier and Benoit Carignan of Inédi for Apex Racing Skates

Contact: claude.sauriol@cegep-lanaudiere.qc.ca, http://www.apexracingskates.com/en/

Mi Drone

Mi Drone is a RTF (Ready-To-Fly) quad-copter for the hobbyist market. With high-energy density batteries, ARAD airfoil propellers and a lightweight body, Mi Drone features exceptional cruising duration of 27 minutes, and can fly as high as 500 meters and as far as 3000 meters to capture stabilized 4K or 1080P aerial footage. Connected to a mobile app, the product supports real-time image downlink, one-button auto take-off and landing, emergency return-to-home and automatic flying around points-of-interest and along preset paths. Mi Drone has foldable landing skids and easy, detachable gimbal camera structure for better portability. An integrated repeater and handset holder are designed inside the remote controller for functionality and ergonomics.Mi Drone is easy to pack and carry, so people can better enjoy the fun of video shooting from a bird’s eye view.

Designed by: Mi Industrial Design Team & FIMI Industrial Design Team of Xiaomi Inc.

Contact: liujianyu@xiaomi.com | www.mi.com

GBB Epic Driver

GBB Epic Driver features an innovative new technology called Jailbreak that helps golfers hit longer shots. The key structural components of a driver—crown, sole and face—deform at impact. Because they're connected, they influence each other's dynamics. Jailbreak incorporates two titanium bars positioned vertically behind the face, connected to the crown and sole. The bars’ size, strength and position create a new relationship among the crown, sole and face—creating a profound change in how the head, as a whole, behaves at impact. This results in more impact-load on the face to promote more ball speed for longer distance.

Designed by: Callaway Golf Research & Development/Design Team

Contact: ken.vankampen@callawaygolf.com | www.callawaygolf.com

Paralympic Racing Wheelchair

Designworks collaborated with BMW and the US Paralympic Track and Field team to develop a Paralympic Racing Wheelchair customized for world-class athletes. Designers immersed themselves in the challenges of the athletes to understand what’s needed to win. The outcome: a wheelchair using aerodynamics, lightweight materials and extensive ergonomic analysis to optimize athletic performance.

Designed by: Designworks, a BMW Group Company, BMW NA and the USA Paralympic Track and Field team

Contact: eva.ellman@bmwgroupdesignworks.com | www.bmwgroupdesignworks.com

Yaktrax Summit

The Summit is a new breed of traction device designed to travel light and fast on winter hikes or backcountry treks that is quick and easy to put on. The closure system opens wide to fit around the boot and then cinches down securely with a turn of the Boa dial. This precision lace system allows the user to set the perfect tension so the device stays locked in place through long hikes. They are even faster to remove; pull out the Boa dial to release the tension and they pop right off.

Designed by: Kurt Rampton, Monty Montague, IDSA and Ellis Wang of BOLTGROUP for Implus Footcare

Contact: monty@boltgroup.com | https://boltgroup.com/

Fireball

Fireball is a control device for kitesurfing with a ball and socket apparatus that connects the kite to the rider. Fireball features a rotational friction-free method of connection, which sidesteps a decades-long industry-standard hook-and-loop connection. Fireball is much closer to the rider’s core than a traditional hook and loop and provides a substantial increase in control and comfort.

Designed by: Pete Cabrinha, Dave Hastilow, Dave Starbuck and Phil Sobolev of Cabrinha Kites Design Center for the Cabrinha Kites, a subsidiary of Pryde Group Ltd.

Contact: karmen@cabrinhakites.com | www.cabrinhakites.com

Q-Collar

Q-Collar is the world’s first technology to use the body’s natural physiology to protect against mild traumatic brain injury caused by concussive events. A revolutionary approach to protecting the brain, Q-Collar addresses the problem from the inside out by mimicking the natural defense used by woodpeckers. The collar applies slight pressure to the neck to mildly increase blood volume in the brain. This creates a cushion that reduces slosh. Initial research on the collar has shown significant reduction in changes to the brain caused by concussive impacts. Q-Collar is a breakthrough for athletics, the military and industry.

Designed by: Jamison Float, James Lua, IDSA, Kevin Vititoe, Sherry Jones and Priority Designs for Q30 Innovations

Contact: vbreon@prioritydesigns.com | http://www.prioritydesigns.com

Mugello R D-Air®

The Mugello R D-Air suit is the ultimate expression of Dainese's Mission Safety that balances protection, comfort, style and performance. Developed in collaboration with the MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi, Mugello R includes 25 new technical features and five patented innovations that make it the most advanced safety system for professional motorcycling ever produced.

Designed by: Dainese SpA

Contact: marcello.bencini@dainese.com | www.dainese.com

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