Our new report looks at innovations pioneering the future of performance through intelligent activewear and predictive analytics
Fitness wearables are becoming more comprehensive of a wide range of detailed body metrics, indicating a shift towards holistic health, whole body nutrition, and personalized optimization. Though counting calories is important, it’s only one step toward leading a healthy lifestyle. From form-correcting vibrations to pain relief through nerve stimulation, these technologies show that sustainable, active performance is influenced by a variety of factors.
Nadi X is a collection of smart yoga pants that communicate with the body to correct form and ensure optimum performance. The pants use a series of haptic vibrations that change in intensity and vibration according to different angles and positions. Users can also use a companion app to set their fitness goals or analyze trends.
Chronic pain conditions can interfere with a variety of daily activities, and treatment can take weeks before it goes into effect. Quell, a wearable worn on the upper calf, uses advanced neurotechnology to deliver personalized pain relief–100% drug free. Quell’s neural pulses can be controlled with its smartphone app, which also tracks sleep and therapy sessions over time.
Gatorade: Digital Sweat Patch and Smart Water Bottle
Gatorade’s Smart Water Bottle and Digital Sweat Patch are designed to give athletes optimum nutrition and hydration. The Patch provides real-time hydration tracking, which connects with the Smart Water Bottle and its smartphone app to give athletes insight on how to refuel their bodies. Gatorade’s comprehensive hydration platform is in use by several elite sports teams, though plans for to release a commercial model.
The WHOOP wearable distinguishes itself from other athletic wearables through predictive analytics that help athletes ensure they recover properly after a game or workout session. WHOOP tracks the amount of stress, recovery and sleep the wearer experiences, then provides active recommendations.
Whereas most fitness trackers are more concerned about recording the body’s movement in step counting and calories burned, not so much nutrition, STYR Labs wants to provide an entire ecosystem of personalized health support to their users. The STYR Starter Kit comes with the activity tracker wearable, a wireless scale and multivitamin or protein blends, optimized specifically for the user’s own body needs.
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