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Analyze your tennis swing with the Qlipp sensor

Qlipp provides tennis players with real-time stroke and video analysis of speed, swing, ball spin and more.

The game of tennis is as rich in tradition as they come. However, throughout the years, technology has radically changed the sport — from smart polo shirts to automated stringing machines to on-court data collection. Joining the likes of Babolat, Sony and a few others, one Singapore-based startup is now hoping to make it even smarter by way of sensor-laden racquets.


Whereas many of those before it have attached to the butt of a handle, Qlipp has taken a different approach by clipping a 9DOF sensor onto the actual strings of the racquet. This enables the unit, in conjunction with an accompanying mobile app, to keep tabs on every part of a player’s game such as measuring strokes, analyzing the spin, and tracking speed and sweet spot accuracy of each shot. Aside from real-time analytics, users can even capture and wirelessly transmit video of their swings.

“By analyzing stroke data, players can determine areas of their game that need improvement. Are they hitting the ball properly? What is the ball speed for each shot? What is the ball spin? Qlipp also provides data on the amount and quality of a player’s forehand shots, backhands, volleys and serves. By tracking every detail, from serve to match point, players can see where they need to improve their game,” the team writes.


Through their smartphone, players can instantly view their data, save each session for future reference or compare their performance to other users. Qlipp is capable of connecting to a number of social networks, allowing anyone to share and compare their progress, organize local matches and share their statistics on a community leaderboard. Beyond that, the app features voice feedback so users can hear the app relay their stroke information while they are still on court.

As any tennis enthusiast will admit, even the most minuscule weight change in a racquet can impact performance. Cognizant of this, Qlipp is super lightweight (only 8 grams) and brand agnostic. Meaning, the sensor can be attached to any tennis racquet via the device’s registered “twist and lock” design that doubles as a vibration dampener. To attach, users need only twist and lock the sensor below the first string.


Qlipp is equipped with a battery that can last for at least four hours on a single charge, which is plenty of juice for any training session or match — unless, of course, you’re in an 11-hour Wimbledon battle like John Isner and Nicolas Mahut. Meanwhile, communication between the instrument and the Android or iOS device is accomplished through Bluetooth Low Energy within a range of 164 feet.

Are you a tennis player looking to up your game? Then you’ll want to check out Qlipp’s Indiegogo campaign, where the team is currently seeking $30,000. Shipment is slated for December 2015.

17 smart crowdfunding campaigns you may want to back this week

Every Friday, we’re taking a look at some of the smartest, most innovative projects that have caught our attention on Kickstarter and Indiegogo over the last seven days. 

MetaWear Coin


This low-power IoT platform is comprised of a coin-sized Bluetooth dev board, sensors and an SDK, enabling you to develop your own wearable products with ease. MbientLab is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.

Pocket NC


This five-axis desktop CNC mill would be a welcomed addition to any Maker’s workspace. Pocket NC is currently seeking $70,000 on Kickstarter.



This USB light puts high-quality, sun-like color rendering right in the palm of your hand. Relio is currently seeking $55,578 on Kickstarter.



This smart frame allows you to share all of your media content with friends and family via an accompanying app. CIMNE TIC is currently seeking $70,000 on Kickstarter.

3DSimo Mini


This multi-functional pen not only 3D prints objects in thin air, but solders, burns and cuts as well. 3DSimo is currently seeking $70,000 on Kickstarter.



This smart and stylish toothbrush is looking to reinvent oral hygiene. T.brush is currently seeking $274,661 on Kickstarter.



This dev board connects directly into your vehicle’s control network and allows you to reprogram its features to your liking. Conrod is currently seeking $77,786 on Kickstarter.



This sensor attaches to a tennis racquet to measure every aspect of a player’s game, analyzing strokes, the spin and speed of the ball, as well the accuracy of each shot. QLIPP is currently seeking $30,000 on Indiegogo.

Silk by Saffron


This smart LED bulb automatically adjusts its color temperature so you get light tailored to your circadian rhythm. Saffron is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.



This open source kit lets you to transform any part of your body into a controller by analyzing muscle and motion patterns. Gesto is currently seeking $75,000 on CrowdSupply.

Luzi Smart Lamp


This intelligent lamp uses therapeutic light, personalized sound and voice commands to help you fall asleep faster and wake up more refreshed. Luzi is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.

Kiwi 3


This plug-and-play dongle links to your car’s onboard diagnostic port, retrieves info and then wirelessly transmits it to your mobile or wearable device. PLX Devices is currently seeking $25,000 on Kickstarter.



This Bluetooth-enabled water fountain for cats not only encourages better drinking habits, but helps you keep tabs on your kitten’s H2O intake right from your smartphone. Pura is currently seeking $100,000 on Indiegogo.

Xkey Air


This wireless keyboard lets you play music anywhere from any mobile device. The CME team is currently seeking $10,000 on Indiegogo.



This hands-free, high-definition wearable display attaches to a wide variety of glasses via a magnetic docking station, giving you the ability to interface with any application. Vufine is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.

Plug ’N’ IoT


This unit makes creating an IoT gadget as easy as plugging in sensor, dragging and dropping the necessary library and uploading the code to the board. Avionics Control Systems is currently seeking $39,733 on Kickstarter.



This portable recorder can capture high-quality 24-bit/96 kHz audio with the press of a button and then stream recordings over Bluetooth. Mikme is currently seeking $25,000 on Indiegogo.

Did you happen to miss last week’s notable campaigns? If so, you can check them out here. Also, if your project is powered by Atmel MCUs and you’ve been featured on our blog, be sure to download the respective badges here for use in your ongoing marketing efforts. 

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