Video: WORLD’S HARDEST FLOORBALL SHOT (205.0 km/h) – measured and filmed (HD) with Nokia N8! Available at the Ovi Store
Here’s a somewhat witchcrafty app that you may have come across before called Speed Hero – a Sports Radar application that can help you measure the speed of your ball shots from football to floorball. There’s an actual speed gun there with the Nokia N8 and they’re both reporting identical/similar speeds. This is not like your GPS based speed sensor. The N8 is static and somehow calculates the speed of moving objects around it.
To try the app yourself it’s available at the Ovi Store 🙂
From the description:
The Finnish National Floorball Team player Otto Tikka shot a new world record 205.0 km/h. The record was measured with Speedhero Magical Games App using Nokia N8 and Stalker Sport speed radar gun. The record was made during the Finnish National Floorball Team training camp on 3 Nov 2010.
How does it work? In the comments SpeedHero team answers:
The measuring of the top speed is based on advanced sound recognition technology using the microphone of your mobile phone. Speedhero uses sophisticated algorithms to detect the first impact sound (your contact with the ball) and the second impact sound (the ball’s impact on the wall). Then, using a tested sport specific flight time dynamic formula and the processing power of your mobile phone, Speedhero instantly calculates the top speed of the ball.