Barbsled VRT

Currently, very few tools are available for Bobsleigh coaches to evaluate their pilot’s performance. Many coaches are videotaping the television broadcasted video as their only tool to monitor performance. The Raydon Bobsleigh trainer will take them to the next level of technology, providing them an enveloping 360-degree view of their pilots’ track runs. 

Raydon Barbsled VRT, is a training tool targeted at informing bobsleigh pilot coaches on the performance of their pilots. This training tool captures a 360-degree video of the pilot’s run down the competition track. Our Coaches App, allows the coach to review their pilots’ performance in 360º on a tablet. With the use of a VR Headset, the coaches can review their pilot’s performance in a true-to-life, immersive experience. The Coaches App also allows the coach and pilot to watch the run simultaneously, with the coach controlling and watching the video on the tablet while the pilot watches from the VR Headset. The pilots can also relive this experience independently, getting an in-depth view of his/her performance. Another advantage of this trainer is that it can be used by inexperienced pilots to gain knowledge of an Olympic track. 

Our trainer has been tested by the Latvian Olympic Bobsled Team. The trainer technology has the potential to be used in other applications as well. For example, we are currently using similar technology for our Burst VR, sports product. 

Training kits are available to be loaned to qualifying Olympic Bobsleigh Teams for free during the 2017-2018 Bobsleigh Season. Training kits will be available for loan October 6, 2017 – October 12, 2017 at Lillehammer, Norway. Training kits can also to be shipped to your location at Raydon’s expense. At the end of the 2017-2018 season, the kits are to be shipped back to Raydon, at our expense, no later than April 1, 2018. Qualifying teams must sign and return a non-disclosure form before receiving the kit and must provide Raydon a valid telephone number and email address. 

Each Training Kit includes: 

  • Samsung Gear 360 camera with Bluetooth remote control 
  • Samsung Gear VR Headset 
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 cell phone 
  • Suction cup mount 
  • Windows Surface Tablet with Coaches App 
  • One carrying case 
  • Associated cables 
  • Instructions