The purpose of this project is to design an instrumentation system for a curling broom which will record the horizontal and vertical forces applied to the ice, the angle of the handle relative to the ice, and the position of the broom head. These measurements will then be wirelessly transmitted to the coach’s computer so the data can be used to provide specific and constructive feedback to developing curlers. There are existing designs for instrumented brushes, however they only measure some of these values and add significant weight to the broom. This project would represent the first attempt to combine all measurements into one device.

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Clifton Johnston

Project Client

Dr. John Newhook