Analog Devices accelerometer adds intelligent sensing to mountain bike suspension system

This will appeal to the hardcore cycling enthusiasts amongst us: Analog Devices recently demoed an electronic mountain bike suspension system featuring its iMEMS® accelerometers.

The accelerometer monitors changes in the terrain and then sends that information to the Cannondale Simon® system, which then adjusts the suspension accordingly.

Analog Devices’ Motion Sensing Technology Helps Cannondale’s Simon® Mountain Bike Suspension System Read the Trail
Analog Devices’ Motion Sensing Technology Helps Cannondale’s Simon® Mountain Bike Suspension System Read the Trail

Commenting on the growing use of MEMS technology in consumer applications, Mark Martin, vice president for Analog Devices’ MEMS and Sensor Technologies group, said, “Motion sensing technology is enabling a new level of innovation nearly everywhere it can be applied, whether in cars, bicycles, medical devices, industrial equipment, or the latest consumer electronics.”

Check out the full press release here.

ECN Magazine also posted this video with a Cannondale engineer demoing the system at CES 2010:

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