The suit that helps you play tennis like Nadal
Over at the CES consumer electronics show in Las Vegas they have just the gadget for you. Designed by a company called STMicroelectronics NV is smart-suit prototype with motion sensors which is designed to help people recover from injuries quicker or improve their co-ordination if they are suffering from conditions like Parkinson’s Disease.
The other part though is that it will also enable athletes to closely study their movement and learn how to perform to higher standards.
It works by harnessing sewn-in multisensor nodes that can capture details about how the body is moving. This data is then delivered to computers, tablets and mobile phones for evaluation. Each node combines a microcontroller, nine sensors, including an accelerometer and a gyroscope, and software.
“This technology will improve the recovery of patients in rehabilitation after injuries and athletes’ performance as it can track, compare and address issues in their movements and posture. A tennis player will finally be able to compare his forehand with Nadal’s,” said Nunzio Abbate, marketing director for automation