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On 7th and 8th of February, the WT | Wearable Technologies Conference 2017 EUROPE opens its doors for the 11th time. The leading trade fair for wearable and connected devices will bring together industry and innovation experts from all around the globe. This year, the conference will focus on wearable tools, boosting everyday experiences, from areas such as medicine, sports and lifestyle. Numerous additional novelties and innovations, including the WT Innovation World Cup winners, can be seen at WT | Wearable Technologies Conference 2017 EUROPE. This article features the best wearable sport products at this year’s conference.

Gait up

Gait Up is a spin-off of the University Hospital of Lausanne and the Swiss Institute of Technology of Lausanne and benefits from world leading scientific expertise in the field of movement analysis and measurements. Combining smart sensors and human biomechanics, Gait Up provides objective motion analysis solutions for Sports and Health with wearables that rival accuracy of legacy motion labs. At WT | Wearable Technologies Conference Europe 2017 they will present their newest product called Pomocup. The ski mountaineering device developed in partnership with POMOCA, is the first partner product with Gait Up technology inside. It provides you with distance, speed, number of kick turns, and other useful data. It has an OLED display to show the data without a phone. It has a smart clipping system to attach to your gear conveniently. Alex Russell, Vice President of Business Development will be introducing the device at the Innovation World Cup Award Ceremony of the first day of the conference.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYClM8bcX9k

Antelope

Antelope is the first series of technologically-enhanced sportswear embedded with muscle-targeting electrodes that stimulate each of your major muscle groups, helping you reach your fitness goals faster than ever. It’s the only wearable that pro-actively works to increase your performance in your favorite sports discipline. Antelope Club provides five products – antelope suit, -wing, -tank top, -shorts and -calf guards, which consist of special compression fabrics with integrated electrodes. With 16 integrated silicone-electrodes, “Antelope.Suit” can improve strength, perseverance ability, coordination and even high-speed strength. Category winner of the Innovation World Cup 2016 in the category smart textiles, it initiates a new era of EMS-Training.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBrOVBe4x_o

Suunto

Suunto was born in 1936 and has been at the forefront of design and innovation for sports watches, dive computers and sports instruments used by adventurers all over the globe. From the highest mountains to the deepest oceans, Suunto physically and mentally equips outdoor adventurers to conquer new territory. At this year´s WT | Wearable Technologies Conference Europe 2017 in Munich they will introduce their product Movesense, a new innovation of Amer Sports for developing motion measurement solutions. It is based on Suunto technology and is open for all interested parties. Amer Sports is a sporting goods company with internationally recognized brands, e.g. Wilson, Atomic, Salomon and Suunto. Terho Lahtinen, Senior Manager of Suunto will be speaking about “Expanding Sports Analytics from Professional Athletes to All Performance Levels” on the first day of the conference.

AIQ Smart Clothing

AiQ Smart Clothing Inc. is where electronics merge with textiles to create fashionable, functional, comfortable solutions to meet your everyday needs; whether it’s in sports & fitness, outdoor & leisure, home & leisure, home care & health care. AiQ Smart Clothing Inc. plays a crucial role within the Smart Clothing supply chain by offering a complete integration of functional and fashionable technologies. Their BIO-MONITORING solution includes wearable electrodes combined with modern information technology that provide vital sign monitoring for different applications in a daily living environment without sacrificing comfort. Paired with Bluetooth connectivity to your smart device, BioMan is perfect for weight control, sports training and health monitoring.

These companies provide innovative wearable solutions especially for sports and fitness. But the 11th WT | Wearable Technologies Conference EUROPE not only covers the sport sector. On 7th and 8th of February 2017 our exhibitors will cover a wide range of different topics which we will present in our next few articles. Additionally, all winners of the Innovation World Cup will be presented at Innovation Wild Fire Session on the first day of the conference (February 7., 3:40pm) including the finalists in category sport and fitness AIO Sleeve by KOMODO Technologies Inc., Buddy-Watcher by Free-Linked GmbH, clim8 by clim8, PomocUp by Gait Up SA and Seaver by Seaver.