An end to data doping: could this body motion sensor revolutionise indoor cycling?

Incus founder in talks with two indoor cycling platforms about how body measurement tech could level up e-sports

Incus Nova
(Image credit: James Poole)

The Incus Nova – a wearable body motion sensor already on the market for swimmers and runners – could hugely improve the realism of indoor cycling for both users and spectators as well as detect cheating, according to its founder.

Incus would use body measuring technology to alter how an avatar looks depending on whether the rider is in the drops, out of the saddle, sitting upright to climb or descending, as well as changing their CdA (drag) in game.

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Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is a hugely experienced cycling tech writer, who has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2003. Until recently he was our senior tech writer. In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends most of his time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.