Archive for March, 2012

Leisure # Hospitality concept

Ithaa Undersea Restaurant

Not new but still impressive Ithaa, the unique Resort & Spa undersea restaurant on the Rangali Island. Ithaa — a word meaning “pearl” in the local Dhivehi language — is a tiny restaurant ,seats only 12 people, but it offers diners a “spectacular underwater view of colorful fish, sharks and other sea life in the surrounding coral reefs through curved, transparent acrylic walls.” Guests begin their visits with drinks on a deck overhanging the Indian Ocean, then descend to the restaurant (16 feet underwater) via a spiral staircase, where they indulge in meals of contemporary Maldivian fusion cuisine served in four courses.

The five-metre by nine-metre transparent arch, which spans the entire room, provides a feeling of being completely at one with the underwater world while submerged beneath the surface of the ocean. Set with the resort’s renowned house reef one side, and a clear lagoon on the other, diners enjoy their meal within Ithaa’s translucent shell as the underwater drama unfolds on all sides.


Human Movement # Technological Development


Sensor on swimglasses measuring base frequency.


A Sensor in the swimglasses on measuring the rate frequency of the swimmer. Innosportlab, the company who design this sensor comes again with an innovation that enables athletes the further in top swimming.

 With sensors on the swimming goggles we measure the number of beats per minute. The athlete moves in a certain pattern and the sensors record the rhythm in which that happens. You can show the results in real-time on a laptop of smart phone. That offers the ability to the swimmer to provide feedback directly. It also provide time to analyze a swimmer-in-action games numerous technical, physical, and personal factors. Think next to battle time, battle lengths and heart rate frequency.
The ultimate goal of this project is to eventually bringing together all these InnoSportNL gave data on one point. Using this is, even synchronized with images, very accurate and well-founded presently possible rulings on engineering, physical and claims of the swimmers.