Analysis On The Efficiency Of IoT Based Trail Running Tracker
Although it is newly introduced to the world, trail running has increased in popularity and has become quite competitive globally. A hybrid of running and hiking covers various distances in competitive races from 10 km to 100 km. Not just that, the courses also vary from normal flat roads to tough climbs that would push the participants to the limits. Inspired by the Industrial revolution 4.0, the main focus of this project is to develop an efficient IoT based tracking system for trail running races. An RFID tag with unique data of a particular participant would be given upon registration. Attached to their ankles, each participant is required to scan the tag at the Arduino reader located at their respective checkpoints. As the tag is scanned, the time elapsed and other details of the participant would be automatically updated into the database inside the computer at the control point. This process happens via Internet as the Arduino reader is also connected with a Wi-Fi module. This project would allow the organizer to keep track on the movements of participants and would definitely prevent cheating or lost in the jungle. The processing of data would also be faster and less manual labor would be used.