Glo-Blades are a new skating accessory that easily attach to both inline and ice skates and brightly illuminate the surface beneath the skaters’ feet, providing for a unique, new effect of “Skating on Light !”™ The product utilizes super bright
CEO and Founder
With this communication, the company,
Wearable devices are clearly experiencing widespread adoption, innovation, and availability. There is a burgeoning, wearable technology market across the globe, and aesthetic clothing and accessories are now integrating computer and advanced electronic technologies. Glo-Blades will uniquely offer an unusual, personalized skating experience (filmable/postable and share-able) and be another compelling product entry to eventually garner domestic and worldwide acceptance in the wearable tech space.
While the world will be watching as Sochi,
The campaign video reveals ‘Skating on Light’ ice footage featuring top skaters
Testimonials abound from significant people in the figure skating industry, including
“What a cool idea! Glo-Blades’ possibilities are endless. I really like the effect.”
Her former skating pair partner and
“Glo-Blades are a real blast, for sure!”
The U.S. National Champion from 2011,
“This is a brilliant product. So many cool opportunities!”
Utilizing a “capacitance touch technology model,” the first Glo-Blades in production feature a strip of conductive cloth as a switch. Using rechargeable lithium ion batteries, and fingertip touch control (eventually with an accompanying wireless glove), the LED’s are encased in super-strong, bulletproof polycarbonate tubing that is sealed to protect from moisture and dust.
“Glo-Blades were granted a full U.S. Patent in February of 2013 (#8,576,563) with a patent pending in Canada.”
Glo-Blades will utilize wireless remote control and will readily integrate with other wireless technologies. Haney continues:
“Glo-Blades will talk to each other (think of the game “light tag”), will link to smart phones, tablets, and other wireless devices, and will also integrate on a venue or arena basis with stage lighting and sound, Wi-Fi and the Internet, and even pair up with our very cool, patented wireless glove that provides skaters fingertip control of their own colors and lighting effects.”
Haney’s ongoing vision is that a centralized controller could collectively control all Glo-Blades on the rink, in sync with music and other lighting effects, allowing show performers to skate their scripted routines focused on their choreography instead of the technology and/or control. Similar centralized control will be deployed for “Night Hockey,” a revolutionary hockey experience featuring lighted pucks, goals and other lighted gear. The players’ Glo-Blades would be controlled automatically, allowing them to focus on their game skills.
Ice Skating Industry support thus far has been stellar, with the Glo-Blades concept garnering testimonials from notable skaters and letters of intent from premiere venues in the skating industry.
"I can't imagine a skating show that wouldn't be interested in Glo-Blades."
Glo-Blades CEO and Founder
"Skating has been around for a very long time, but there haven't been many major developments since inline skates came along in the early 1980’s. Equipment-wise, ice skating has lacked significant innovation over the past 20-30 years. Glo-Blades are the most revolutionary and exciting skating invention to appear in decades. People have been skating WITH light for a long time, wearing lighted jewelry and little LED blinkies on their skates, and the rinks provide varying degrees of theatrical lighting, disco balls, and popular music set to the mood. Glo-Blades, however, are the first opportunity to skate ON light, offering a whole new sensation and loads of fun."
And, Haney further states, “Glo-Blades provide an exciting, effective way to get kids off the couch, away from ubiquitous video games and screens, inspiring them to be more active. Skating outdoors at dusk in inline skates with Glo-Blades on is a real blast and much safer with the visibility of the LED’s. A skater wearing Glo-Blades can be seen over a quarter-mile away. Ice skating outdoors at night with Glo-Blades is simply magical, and far safer, too. In a rink, or outdoors, Skating on Light is a great way to get kids moving again.”
Glo-Blades is on Twitter,
More information can be found on the company website: http://www.glo-blades.com.
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