Lasse Lüders & Uli Schumacher

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Lasse Lüders is user experience designer and deputy CEO of Appmotion, a specialist in developing mobile apps and websites. During his studies as a communication designer for new media, he worked as a trendscout and afterwards in the innovation lab of SinnerSchrader. This is where the first digital foosball table was born. Uli Schumacher was responsible for the User Experience of the foosball table. Schumacher ist developer at the digital agency SinnerSchrader.

They talk about their Digital Foosball Table. Photo sensors recognize and track when a goal is scored. As soon as the ball passes a sensor, it sends a signal via the built-in Arduino board into the cloud. An important feature to the digital foosball table is the mobile WebApp. It turns the mobile phone into a digital scoreboard. But it also serves as your personal log in screen to set up a new match before you begin a game. On your personal profile you can access more detailed information, such as: your performance over time or who is your most feared opponent. And to make it even more fun, you can earn different badges based on how you play.