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High Tech Gym Clothes Look Inside Your Muscle
Guilaine Jean-Pierre | Oct 28, 2014
Title: Editor
Topic category: Sports & Fitness
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"Exercising can be a very frustrating thing, especially for an engineer, because it's really hard to tell how well you're performing during the actual workout," remembers Jayalath. "The next day you'll be sore. Maybe too sore if you worked out more than you needed, maybe not sore enough, if you didn't hit your full potential."

Engineers Dhananja Jayalath and Christopher Wiebe created Athos, gym clothes lined with sensors that can sense the activity inside of muscle fibers and track exactly how hard, and how well, your body is working. The Athos gear works using a technology called electromyography (EMG), which has been commonly used by doctors for decades. When you move, the contraction of muscle fibers emits an electric signal which can be recorded and measured.

The company created a new micro-EMG sensor that's woven right into a piece of clothing and can survive your sweat and the subsequent trip through the washer and dryer. The shirt and shorts are $99 each and contain more than a dozen sensors to measure different muscle groups. To make them work you need to shell out $199 for the Core, a tiny Bluetooth device that acts as the brains of the operation, communicating with the Athos app on your smartphone.

For More Information please read the rest of this article at The Verge

SOURCE:
Ben Popper |Aug 14, 2014
FROM: The Verge
Tags: High Tech Fitness, Technology and Fitness, Athos App, Wearable Technology
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