Muscle-Fit Boxing Equipment produces the Digital Boxing Trainers Assistant (DBTA). The first version was released in 2008 and has since been used by a number of successful boxers and the Olympic teams of England and France. The machine measures punch force, reaction time and endurance, things that were previously impossible to measure during regular training routines. To revitalize the product, Ron Rovers the owner of Muscle Fit Boxing Equipment came to Wolfpack.
To improve upon the original DBTA and create the DBTA 2.0 both the hardware and software needed to be replaced. Developments in accelerometer technology have evolved significantly with the rise of smartphones and the new system is using the full advantages of that. Instead of processing an analog signal in the computer, we went digital. Furthermore the old system ran on a mini-pc with Windows XP and to decrease the size of the whole setup we chose to use a Raspberry Pi instead.
The existing software was therefore also not usable anymore and desperately needed a visual update as well. Therefore we made new designs and an improved workflow to make the system even more intuitive and ready for use with a touch screen.
This entirely renewed product now also allows us to make a better analysis of the boxers form, strength and reaction speed. In the future it will be even further improved with new additions like detection of punch direction and improved analysis tools that give even more insight.
Muscle-Fit Boxing Equipment is a company situated in Eindhoven. As their main product they produce the Digital Boxing Trainers Assistant (DBTA). A revolutionary product used by boxing trainers to get accurate measurements of their boxers performances.