We started to use Xnote to create a solution to improve time registration in athletic events.
Real electronic time is a little to expensive for most clubs. Therefore most clubs still works with traditional manual recording which demands involvement of many people and which is error prone.
We started a project to investigate if we could improve current situation without spending too much money.
Our approach is to work only with Common off the Shelf (COTS) products. By only using COTS products we can easy replace parts of the solution once better pieces are found.
We started with Xnote.
We designed a hand-held device to make operators job easier and to prevent input mistakes.
We designed a spreadsheet to be used for final registration that allows us to recalculate electronic measured time to manual time as the athletic organization demands and to connect the names of athlete based on his number.
We thought how we could make a video registration that combines Xnote time measurement with the visual recording of the athlete that pass the finish line.
We worked out and tested an affordable finish registration device
We are currently in the process of adding a start device either
We created a report of the purpose and all the steps taken. This report and other material is continuously in progress but is available for anyone
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