PE WEARABLES TAKES FITNESS TO NEW LEVEL
FITNESS APPLICATIONS MADE POSSIBLE BY DUPONT™ INTEXAR®
When it comes to fitness and the science of athletic performance, PE wearables technology has a lot to offer. If you’re into doing sports and maintaining fitness, you’ll know that many advances have been made to improve athletic performance, even if just for marginal gains.
Fitness trackers have been used for quite some time now, and PE wearables complement this existing technology by integrating muscle contraction sensors in various fabrics, resulting in smart garments. The sensors in the smart garments can monitor things like physical activity and vital signs, which can be used not only by physical therapists but also by personal trainers.
This approach helps a personal trainer facilitate designing a custom training routine for their clients to reach specific goals such as speed, endurance, strength, and power balanced from left to right muscles.
For instance, a cyclist that wishes to improve their overall efficiency and power output can benefit by seeing on their smartphones an image and data of what muscle groups are balanced while pedaling. This also complements power meter output numbers (right & left leg) and the intensity of each muscle group engaged.
Likewise, strength training is a proven concept as long as the person conducting the exercise has a good form and uses the correct set of muscles prescribed. Otherwise, the person can get injured and most likely will have to postpone the training (big no-no).
For example, when doing exercises with a kettlebell, it’s important to contract several muscles needed for balance and gain strength and prevent injuries. Therefore, the sensors in the Smart garments can monitor the muscles being contracted and help provide awareness to the athlete during specific strength training movements and efforts applied.