HackaBoard – Smartboard for Surfing


This project objective is the creation of a simpler smart-surfboard system that takes advantage of the advances of miniaturized low-cost IoT technology to collect data for future surfing performance analysis. The system should collect IMU and GPS data (at least), to enable posterior movement and position characterization.



Create and embed a sensing unit with (at least) IMU and GPS modules in a surfboard, as a proof-of-concept smart-surfboard system. This system should be able to communicate with external modules for data collection/storage, and take into consideration other design aspects, namely waterproofing, power supply and charging mechanism.


Author: Diogo Correia

Type: MSc thesis

Partner: FEUP – Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto

Year: 2020