March 2017: Kick-off event “HET FITSTE BEDRIJF” 2017 edition to take place on March 30th (Officenter Vilvoorde)
For the second year, BioRICS is partnering in this great initiative from coaching company READY2IMPROVE, inciting companies and employees to live healthier in order to perform better, physically and mentally. Via a 12-weeks fitness and coaching programme (with or without wearables), participating companies compete against each other to become the most fittest company of the year. More info on www.hetfitstebedrijf.com
Jan. 2017: SPORT VLAANDEREN: project “Domain-expert Sports Technology and Innovation” finished
With the succesful Olympic games in Rio this summer and the start of the next Olympic cycle towards Tokyo 2020, the project of Domain expert Sports Technology and innovation has finished in its current form. The past 2.5 years, the different topsports federations (amongst others, but not limited to Belgian Hockey, Flemish Swimming Federation, Flemish Gymnastics, Flemish Cycling Federation, Flemish Volleybal Federation,…) have benefited from our expertise and advice in the use of new or existing technologies to improve the training process to achieve better results.
Besides the intense collaboration with the elite trainers and embedded scientists from the different federations and Sport Vlaanderen’s domain experts, several workshops related to technologies were organised, technology information sheets were distributed and expert meetings and conferences were attented to maximise the information flow.
Nov. 20, 2016: new Stress@Work brochure.
Burn-out coaches are showing increased interest in the BioRICS Stress@Work monitoring system to support their patients and follow-up their evolution after rehabilitation. Have a look at the new brochure: folder-stress@work
Nov. 12, 2016: BioRICS at the “Race Promotion Night” in Zolder.
Following a successful cooperation with the VR/Qvick team during the last 24 Hr. race at Zolder, BioRICS had a new opportunity to measure and test their latest software and hardware developments of the Stress@Racing system. The drivers measured were Dirk & Tom Van Rompuy and Erik & Kenzi Qvick. Great data gathering over a 10h race which are now further analysed. The team finished second overall and second in their category – well done! The BIoRICS team is looking forward to more cooperation in 2017.
Nov.7-9, 2016: BioRICS nominated Best Paper Award at ICSports Conference in Porto, Portugal
At this yearly conference, researchers and applied researchers show their latest innovations and advances in support systems for Sports. BioRICS presented some nice examples of cases where the added value of driver’s mental monitoring was obvious. The appreciation of this contribution was high and the paper was shortlisted for nomination of the Best Paper Award in the conference.
Oct. 2016: The “Happy End” of the VLN 2016 season
The last VLN race at the Nürburgring was full of drama and stress but the GiGaSpeed Porsche with Adam Osieka, Kiki Sak Nana and Manuel Lauck finished first in their division.
We look back at a successful 2016 season, 10 VLN races including the 24 hr race, CeBIT and a Crashed Ice Challenge were all live broadcasted over the Vodafone GiGaSpeed network, reaching millions of spectators who could enjoy the BioRICS stress level monitoring. We will not take a break the coming months since preparations for the 2017 events are already on the way.
Oct. 20, 2016: Stress & livestreaming with GetSpeed in the last VLN race of the season!
One can not imagine watching the livestream video anymore without following the stress levels of the drivers from within the cockpit of the 3 GetSpeed Porsches (the GIGA SPEED Team GetSpeed Performance with the Porsche 991, the KW COMMERCE Cayman and the STILLGUT Cayman). Ever tried to experience the race just looking at the driver’s fluctuating stress levels? You can follow these cars next Saturday Oct. 22th afternoon, during the last race of the season on http://www.getspeed.de/live_stream_vln.php. “Spannung versichert” – and you might also spot one the BioRICS team members at a pitstop!
Oct. 8,2016: Lecture at the 8th Sports Congress in Ghent
BioRICS’ COO Vasilis Exadaktylos was invited to present the BioRICS vision on the next generation of wearables in sports. In a full room, Vasilis presented the current state of wearable technology in sports and focused on the future that includes Seamless integration of sensors in clothing, data centralisation and complete solutions rather than monitoring tools. At the same time, a number of challenges arise that must be dealt with including validation and data privacy. The presentation was concluded by showing the latest developments of BioRICS in the field.
July 27th,2016: BioRICS takes-off in San Francisco
A next milestone in BioRICS’ history has been set with the creation of a daughter. New market opportunities for the BioRICS’ unique algorithms and products are lying ahead and a dedicated CEO is being recruited to realise the ambitious plans.
May 2016: The 24hr ADAC race at Nürburgring
The 4 race drivers of the GIGASPEED team with their Vodafone Porsche 911 were continuously monitored during the race. Unfortunately and despite the drivers’ optimal performances, their car faced some problems in the 2nd half of the race which prevented them from finishing.
January 2016: “REDBULL” CRASHED ICE EVENT, MUNICH
Curious to know what the stress levels were of these “blokes”, when they came down the world’s fastest ice cross downhill track? The American champion Naasz later-on admitted that it was the scariest track he’d ever been on. The BioRICS SLM results were impressive and technically, the Stress Level Monitoring systems did an excellent job.
November 2015: STAY COOL FOR AUTOBILD.TV
Under the motto “STAY COOL”, 4 persons were invited for a stress test in a Fiat Abarth 695 Biposto, driven by Formule 4 driver Tim Zimmermann. Their stress levels were monitored via the BioRICS Stress Level Monitoring system.
Find out who was the ‘coolest’ on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QylvUauZqMY
November 11-13, 2015: PROFESSIONAL MOTORSPORT WORLD EXPO at KÖLNMESSE
BioRICS and GETSPEED joined forces at the PROFESSIONAL MOTORSPORT WORLD EXPO 2015, presenting the 2 Stress Level Monitoring products. With the message: “You monitor your car… why not your driver?”, visitors were made aware of how monitoring the mental energy consumption of the driver can be a main differentiator to win the race. The videos shown during the show demonstrated the value of this technology and attracted many people to the BioRICS/GetSpeed booth.
September 20, 2015: SIM EXPO event at Nürburgring
Combining howling motors and gaming trends: that’s what this world premiere was about e.g. a race competition between a real car on the track and a car simulator. The stress of both the driver and gamer were monitored and shown in real-time on large screens at the Nürburgring Boulevard. Thousands of spectators followed the competition either on site or online. The overwhelming success of this VirtuRealrace was made possible thanks to the cooperation between BMW, Microsoft and many other partners.
September 17, 2015: National Stress Prevention Day, Gent
BioRICS – partner in this initiative taken by Inspireto – took part in a very varied conference programme on stress and burn-out prevention. Topics like the influence of food and physical exercise on stress were discussed. Prof. Aerts from KU Leuven gave an interesting talk on how wearable technology contributes to the early detection of stress in different applications.
May 15-17, 2015: the 24hr race at Nürburgring
For the second time, SLM took part at this important event. 5 teams were continuously monitored with the BioRICS – GetSpeed system and this all went without any single failure. The stress figures were shown in real-time together with the video images of the drivers, creating a great atmosphere of excitement and fun. Congratulations to all who made it happen once again!
March 25-27,2015: SECURA 2015 at Brussels Expo
BioRICS showed its Stress Level Monitor at the SECURA fair on Health & Safety at the workplace. By sharing a booth with coaching companies ABZ and Consultes Prevention, it is clear that Stress Level Monitoring finds its place in an integral approach to improve the employees’ health & well-being.
March 16-20, 2015: “stress level monitoring” at CeBIT Hannover fair
Visitors of the VODAFONE booth at CeBIT fair in Hannover could make a taxi-ride in one of the GetSpeed cars whilst their stress was monitored. In total, more than 650 persons experienced this exciting ride and could instantly see what it did to their stress!
December 2, 2014: “stress level monitoring” during H.R. congress
During the 14th Competence & Talent Management congress organised by the company Quintessence, mental activity of 2 speakers was monitored over the day. The results of this experiment were shown during Dr. Exadaktylos’ talk on the subject of “automated real-time monitoring of physiological stress”. Stressful events which each of these speakers had experienced (e.g. after the talk, when a difficult question came) were clearly reflected in the overview graph. The experiment gave convincing evidence to the participants of this congress that Stress Level Monitoring has an added value in making employees aware of possible risks of health & well-being due to negative stress.
December 1, 2014: “stress level monitoring” present in Doha
No need to say how big the impact of stress is on the safety and performance of race drivers during racing competitions. A very interested audience listened to the presentation and message given by BioRICS and GetSpeed at the yearly Medical Officers Summit of FIA (Federation of International Automobile) in Doha (Qatar), to which they were invited. It was one of the topics receiving a lot of attention and speech for talk!
September 2014: VODAFONE Event with Stress Level Monitoring
On Sept. 29th, 2014 at 6.00pm, the 2 internet stars Dagi Bee and Simon Desue challenged each other on who would show the least stress, seated next to the driver of GetSpeed’s Porsche 911 race car, driving at a speed of more than 200kms/hr on one of the world’s most dangerous race tracks ‘Nordschleife’ at Nürburgring. The calculated stress levels were shown in real-time together with the speed and video image within the cars. Dagi remained ‘the coolest’ with an average stress level of 31% versus Simon with 36%.
Link to the film: vod.af/simonvsdagi
July 2014: BLOSO has appointed our colleague Joachim Taelman as “Domain Expert” in the field of “Sports Technology & Innovation” for the next 2,5 years. In this role, he will render sports-scientific services and share existing and knew knowledge with the different sports federations and their athletes to help them prepare for the next Olympic Games in the most optimal way.
June 17, 2014: BioRICS and GetSpeed GmbH are getting ready for the 24hr race at Nürburgring which takes place from 19 to 20th June 2014 and where Stress Level Monitoring will go life !
March 2014: BioRICS supports the “HEVERLEE FIT” sports initiative. By monitoring the physical condition of leisure runners during a 12 weeks individual training programme, the participant receives valuable feedback, helping him/her to become more fit in a motivated and effective way.
Sept.-Oct. 2013: Talks given by Prof. Berckmans at 2 world leading conferences on the subject of wearable algorithms which can be integrated in smart textiles.
April 2013: The announcement of the “Fit-4-Life 65+” project in cooperation with VITO and SOPRIMAT NV (Group of elderly care centres) received a lot of press attention.
Fit 4 Life 65+ persbericht_0 (Press release in Dutch version only)
May 2012: BioRICS participated at the World Conference on Soccer and Science which took place in Ghent, Belgium