When we first saw the Flaik it made us think of those DOC ankle bracelets, but a closer look reveals the differences. First off it goes on your arm, not your ankle; secondly it tracks snowboarders, not convicts; thirdly the GPS is used to measure your speed, altitude, and jump airtime, rather than checking to see if you're obeying your restraining order. Lastly, an embedded mobile phone system uploads your stats to a Flaik website, giving you digital bragging rights.
The man behind the Flaik is Australian entrepreneur Steve Kenny, who ran his rough prototype by Brisbane's CMD Product Design and Innovation. Six months later the team at CMD had a final design that's both waterproof and can withstand temperatures of negative 20 Celsius; yesterday the Flaik was announced as the winner of the Australian International Design Awards. Read all about it here.