- Devices track the wearer’s motion and provide feedback to improve form and maximize performance.
- Some devices come with an accompanying app used to track biometrics and other data.
- Finding heavy adoption throughout athletic industries, particularly professional sports leagues.
Throughout history, humans have slowly evolved to adapt to modern circumstances. Athletes in particular become bigger, faster, and stronger with each generation. However, humans can now use the assistance of wearable devices to break barriers and quickly reach the next level of human potential.
FORM Smart Swim Goggles employ the use of augmented reality technology to display vital information such as speed, distance, and heart rate to the user as they swim. The information is shown using a transparent heads-up display, allowing the wearer to quickly observe data without having their view obstructed.
Another revolutionary wearable is the TESLASUIT (non-related to the electric car company). The TESLASUIT is a full body jumpsuit that detects motion and biometric inputs, then returns feedback and suggestions to the wearer. For example, TESLASUIT can send electric pulses to muscles being used incorrectly during the athlete’s motion to help correct improper technique.
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The Catapult vest is another wearable device athletes can benefit from, but is marketed more towards coaches. The vest gives coaches the ability to oversee their player’s health and performance using the accompanying app. Catapult states that their vest is being used by every National Football League team, as well as many teams in the English Premier League.
Devices such as the Smart Swim Goggles and the TESLASUIT allow users to track and analyze the finest details in their performance. As a result, athletes can make adjustments to their form or approach, thus allowing them to push their abilities in the safest fashion.