Intelligent Apparel Captures Performance Metrics For Pro Athletes
New developments in wearable technology are being tested by the NFL and Under Armour.
Under Armour is testing a line of prototype athletic gear for 10-30 competitors at this year’s NFL Combine training camp. With a core sensor weighing less than 4.5 ounces, the apparel captures motion, heart rate, acceleration, g force and a host of other data. The removable pack contains 2 gigabytes of storage for constantly capturing and monitoring performance data.
We’re seeing wearable technology develop quickly in the sports world, particularly because of the opportunity movement data provides to develop better techniques for both improved performance and injury prevention. See a recent example at Sensor-Fitted Baseball Shirt Tracks Pitching Technique, Prevents Injuries.