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How Wearable Startups Can Win Big In The Medical Industry

How Wearable Startups Can Win Big In The Medical Industry | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
As attention shines down on fitness trackers and smart watches, one of the biggest opportunities for wearable devices remains shadowed in the corner --..
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This Wearable Airbag Could Save Skiers' Lives

This Wearable Airbag Could Save Skiers' Lives | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
But professional skiers are hesitant to adopt them, and the international body is hesitant to require them.
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New-look helmet to improve safety

New-look helmet to improve safety | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
A British firm designs a cricket helmet aimed at preventing another tragic death like the one suffered by Phillip Hughes.
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Everything you ever wanted to know about the Garmin HRM-RUN

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Garmin HRM-RUN | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
When the Garmin FR620 first came out about 18 months ago, it brought with it the Garmin HRM-RUN strap.  That strap added what Garmin called ‘Running Dynamics’ data, which consisted of a few different running related metrics.  At the time, things...
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Stryd: Hands-on with the first running power meter

Stryd: Hands-on with the first running power meter | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
In December a Boulder based company with only a handful of employees announced that they had put together a running power meter.  They’d taken the same concepts from the cycling world, but moved it into the running world.  In doing so, they’d be...
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Runnovation Lab: Gloves that give you temperature control

Runnovation Lab: Gloves that give you temperature control | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
This half-sports-scientist-half-engineer decided to make a pair of running gloves that “give you back some control over the temperature of your hands.”
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The Quantified Player Comes To Super Bowl XLIX

The Quantified Player Comes To Super Bowl XLIX | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
Along with adding a whole new layer of quant nerdiness to the Big Game, the technology could help the NFL figure out how to make football safer.
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Wearable sensors gamify physical therapy

Wearable sensors gamify physical therapy | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
The Valedo is the latest wearable healthcare offering to gamify exercise — this time, for back-pain sufferers.

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Wearable device improves your basketball shooting skills

Wearable device improves your basketball shooting skills | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
ShotTracker has three pieces, a net sensor, a wearable that slides into a wristband or compression sleeve, and an app that records all the action on court

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Cutting Edge Technology is Hitting the Slopes and Transforming Snowboarding

Cutting Edge Technology is Hitting the Slopes and Transforming Snowboarding by providing a more quantifiable experience.
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The Stranger-Than-Fiction Way to Cheat Fatigue

The Stranger-Than-Fiction Way to Cheat Fatigue | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
It's all in your head. Let a group of British soldiers demonstrate how to go harder and longer than you think you can.
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New sensor may allow for better long-term monitoring of patients' vitals

New sensor may allow for better long-term monitoring of patients' vitals | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed a silver nanowire sensor that has the potential to improve long-term patient health monitoring. The new sensor is as accurate as those used in hospitals, and thanks to i...
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How fast was that ball? With Athla's Velocity app, your smartphone knows - Silicon Valley Business Journal

How fast was that ball? With Athla's Velocity app, your smartphone knows - Silicon Valley Business Journal | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
Athla has developed an app called Velocity that runs on iPhones and iPads, turning them into sports radar devices that can measure the speed of balls thrown, kicked or hit, using the installed camera.
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The X2 Patch: A new weapon for head impact safety in soccer - NBCSports.com

The X2 Patch: A new weapon for head impact safety in soccer - NBCSports.com | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
Concussions are a serious talking point around soccer, and one company has developed a discreet little piece of technology to combat the growing concerns.
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Cricket World Cup: Tech to Tackle Bad Bowling - IEEE Spectrum

Cricket World Cup: Tech to Tackle Bad Bowling - IEEE Spectrum | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
Faster sensor systems and motion capture could speed decisions about suspect bowlers
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EMEA: Heddoko smart sports wearable technology - RCR Wireless News

EMEA: Heddoko smart sports wearable technology - RCR Wireless News | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
Heddoko provides smart sports wearable technology that enables the user to track and correct small precise movements that will up their game.
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Say Goodbye to Running Injuries Forever

Say Goodbye to Running Injuries Forever | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
As sensor technology improves and becomes more practical, so does the ability of coaches and athletes to collect—and react to—more nuanced data.
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StretchSense fabric sensor – Wearable that functions like your second skin - DamnGeeky

StretchSense fabric sensor – Wearable that functions like your second skin - DamnGeeky | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
StretchSense Wearable fabric sensor can be used for sports, medical applications, motion tracking industry and fitness tracking
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To freeze or not to freeze: A motion-capture approach to detecting deceit - Customer cases - Xsens 3D motion tracking

To freeze or not to freeze: A motion-capture approach to detecting deceit - Customer cases - Xsens 3D motion tracking | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
Authors:Dr. Sophie Van Der Zee, University of Cambridge, UKDr. Ronald...
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Magnets in helmets might make football safer

Magnets in helmets might make football safer | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
The repulsive force of magnets in football helmets could slow the impact of collisions, reducing concussion danger and making the game safer.
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Forcite Alpine Helmet: The Aussie-Built Smart Helmet That Does It All

Forcite Alpine Helmet: The Aussie-Built Smart Helmet That Does It All | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
Having the right gear at the snow can mean the difference between having a great day on the slopes or a frustrating, cold time of it. You have to orga...
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Surfing Biomechanics - Lina Lundgren - YouTube

The Hurley Surfing Australia High Performance Centre is at the forefront of pioneering surf training and sport science research and one of the people leading...
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The Science of Deflategate: Why underinflated footballs are easier to throw & catch - GeekWire

The Science of Deflategate: Why underinflated footballs are easier to throw & catch - GeekWire | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
One of the footballs above has a PSI (pounds per square inch of pressure) of 12.5. The other has a PSI of 10.5. To the naked eye, it's just about impossibl
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Talking tech in tennis apparel and shoes

Talking tech in tennis apparel and shoes | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
Don’t let the brightly neon swaths of color distract you: tennis apparel proves highly technical too. From shirts, shorts and skirts right down to the shoes, manufacturers continue to push the...
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Adidas unveils Ultra Boost with latest running shoe technology

Adidas unveils Ultra Boost with latest running shoe technology | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
Let’s go back to February 2013, to a convention center in New York City. It was then and there that Adidas launched Energy Boost, a new cushioning system that used 2,000 pea-sized, heat-welded...
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