This is CARV

CARV is the first wearable technology that talks to you while you ski. CARV provides you with feedback and evaluations on your technique, something that had previously only been available to professional skiers. A very thin insole measures your movements and pressure distribution as you ski. Through headphones you receive direct feedback while you ski. CARV connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth and provides simple and useful feedback for beginners. The detailed analyses mean that CARV is also of interest for advanced skiers and professionals. CARV provides support during training as well as for competitions.

You become a better, faster and more flexible skier! The position of your skis and pressure distribution are two essential components during skiing. CARV analyses your skiing behaviour at every turn and gives you immediate tips that help you improve. And afterwards, the app can provide more detailed analyses.

Description of the pilot project

At the end of January, in the Schladming-Dachstein region, guests and skiers were given 50 free CARV insoles for testing. For 6 weeks the product and the material were thoroughly tested by the local ski schools and ski academies in the Planai region.

The aim was to find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the quality of the data analysis?
  • How easy/complicated is the hardware?
  • What is the level of customer interest?