Ultra-Thin, Stretchable and Sensitive Fabric Sensor for Sports Monitoring
The rise in health consciousness has accelerated the development of sports wearable devices. Currently, most common sports wearables are physiological indicators for monitoring vital signs (e.g., heart rate, blood pressure, SpO2, etc.) and metabolites (e.g., glucose, pH, lactic acid, etc.). However, these devices cannot quantitatively analyse the force-generating process. The existing kinematical indicators monitoring posture and motion also have limitations, such as poor wearing comfort, low sensitivity, and weak capacity for real-time data analysis.
The technology is an ultra-thin microfiber strain sensor that has superior elasticity, durability, and sensitivity. Using this proprietary technology, the technology owner has developed a comfortable fabric wearable to monitor muscle activities during sports and rehabilitation. By incorporating machine learning algorithms, more than 15 data metrics are being analysed in real-time to accurately characterise sports performance, optimise training standards, and prevent fatigue or injury.
This technology is available for licensing and R&D collaborations with partners in the sports, fitness, healthcare, and rehabilitation areas, e.g., sportswear and smart wearable companies, gyms, healthcare providers, sports training institutes, etc.