Data Gathering Workout Shirt for the NFL

[gallery] One of the big opportunities in wearable technology is in professional sports where precision and performance can be tracked and improved. Under Armour has created a new line of evaluation and improvement garments. Their E39 garments track heart rate, breathing rate, g-force and body positioning. The "electronic compression baselayer" (as they describe) collects your biometric data and sends it to a computer or handheld so that you can evaluate your performance and ultimately improve it. According to Gizmodo, Under Armour will be testing these garments with 10 to 30 NFL prospects, including Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Cam Newton. I wouldn't mind trying one out myself.

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Wearable technology hits the big leagues

Three Northeastern University engineering students have developed a data-logging compression shirt that helps baseball pitchers avoid elbow injuries. "The high-tech sheath, which is fitted with motion sensors and a web of conductive threads, tracks its wearer’s pitching mechanics during a game in real time, then relays that data to a monitor in the dugout. By analyzing the information, coaches can spot inconsistencies that could result in injury, whether as a result of fatigue or poor technique." Continue reading on

I would love to experience this project in action.

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