Smart Shorts?

in #athletics • 3 years ago

😲 😲 😲 Really? That's a surprise!
I'm reading an article published by CNN Business that says there's a smart short that can tell you how to improve your workout. Up until now that was a human being's job usually called trainer or consultant.

There are fields where technology is used to determine something, like running on a treadmill while being taped to determine what kind of shoes you need or your blood being tested constantly while cycling in order to establish your lactate level.

Wearable technology has made big strides in recent years, from fitness trackers and smartwatches to shoes that vibrate to give you directions, tops that soak up air pollution, and a jacket that doubles as a solar-powered phone charger. Levi's and Tommy Hilfiger are among the brands getting in on the act.
Now Greek startup Tribe Wearables wants to use high-tech clothing to make your workouts more effective.
The company is developing gym shorts that sense your every move, tell you how to improve your workouts and help prevent injuries. source

Doing the right thing the right way can be the key to success and of course, you can avoid getting injured. Having a good posture, using the right pair of shoes, landing on the right part of your foot can make a huge difference.

Paper-thin sensors are placed in the clothes, which are almost unnoticeable. These sensors collect data and send it to an app, that analyses the data and suggests the best exercises to the user.

It also provides virtual coaching, offering feedback and making sure that a workout is at the right level of intensity.
Stordopoulos believes this technology will prevent sports injuries and give people more control over their own fitness.
A smart T-shirt is also under development. source

As much as I love technology, can't stop thinking of what this leads to. In my opinion, an app will never replace a human being with a certain amount of experience. At this point I don't know what the targeted audience is. Will professional athletes use the technology or just amateur athletes who can afford it? I know some people would pay anything just to have a better result even though they only participate in amateur contests, so they will most likely buy one.

I'm not going to be among the first buyers, I know that already but I'm looking forward to see where this leads.


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