Vibrating Suit Fine Tunes Athletes’ Techniques
A research project from Birmingham City University gives the wearer feedback about their position and highlights movement errors.
A cross-disciplinary team from Birmingham City University in the UK have developed a wearable device that has applications in health and sport. MotivePro, which has been dubbed the ‘Vibrating Suit,’ helps the wearer to improve their memory of physical technique. It is said to have great potential in giving UK athletes a competitive advantage.
The suit can be set to vibrate to indicate when someone moves outside a desirable range. The feedback data obtained from it, which can be transformed into sound or visual files, enables the wearer to adjust their movements in performance. Professor Gregory Sporton said: