The Body Rocket team has been together for several years now, initially doing consulting work alongside the development of the Body Rocket system. First designing and manufacturing a system to read and capture power, cadence, and other parameters from laboratory ergometers for UK Sport’s athlete identification programme, then providing engineering services to the Pedrini Design Studio. In 2012 we were awarded the Sussex Santander Entrepreneurship Bursary, and this year we took home 3rd place in the national Santander UK Entrepreneurship Award. We are now focusing exclusively on Body Rocket. With several patents pending and a functional prototype now undergoing testing, the Body Rocket team is currently demonstrating the advantages of real-time measurement to select partners.
Eric is a former elite cyclist and has a Masters in Engineering Design. His proudest moment as an athlete was competing as a tandem pilot with teammate Matt King at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece.
His experience with bicycles includes development work for Trek Bicycles and Saris Cycling Group, the makers of PowerTap and CycleOps training devices.
Growing up as a sports enthusiast with a keen interest in technology, Thomas has worked in the fields of Sports Design Engineering and Mechatronic systems. More recently Thomas completed his Master’s degree in Advanced Mechanical Engineering specialising in turbulent boundary layer measurements and is now continuing with a PhD at the Thermo-Fluid Mechanics Research Centre based at the University of Sussex, focussing on experimental aerodynamics in turbomachinery.