Hobby Horse Competition/Activitity tracker
In Finland there’s quite a boom of hobby horses. It’s not just young girls play any longer, even young adults are competing with hobby horses. This boom has been noticed even abroad Finland http://nypost.com/2017/04/30/teens-in-finland-are-going-gaga-for-hobbyhorsing/
Hobby horses are made of fabric and stuffed with some soft material. This makes it possible to include one ruuviTag inside stuffing. Ruuvitag could contain identification code of the hobby horse in question. This Id could be read with mobile phone through Bluetooth or even better through NFC. Id can point reader to web page that contains detailed information about the hobby horse – Name, Owner, history and maybe even ancestors Reading ID via NFC on the competition – while starting and finishing – will certainly ease up the book keeping activity.
RuuviTag sowen inside the hobby horse could also calculate some activity measures – like steps taken. This could be done with accelerometer included. Calculation could be running all the time and the current value could be sent coded in the physical web url. Unfortunately this method may not allow much of resolution, but maybe that could do for short competition run.
This idea requires some modified weather station style software on ruuviTag. In addition to that there should be web-page on the cloud where detailed information about hobby horse is presented, selected by Identification sent by ruuviTag. Step-counter can be also presented on web-page. RuuviTag software should contain running counter that calculates steps based on accelerometer values. Identification and current running counter should be coded into URL of bluetooth beacon.