Wearables like fitness trackers and smartwatches are now part of our life. However, this notion of wearable technology isn’t new, in fact, it goes back hundreds of years. Around 500 years ago, Leonardo da Vinci used pedometers which were among the first wearables developed to measure physical activity. Wearables used in sports today are used to monitor and analyze physiological parameters and individualize training programs to boost athletes’ performance and health.
Over the past 20 years, major advances in technology have resulted in the triaxial accelerometer that measures movements in the anteroposterior, mediolateral, and vertical direction, easing the limitations of previous devices. Accelerometry-based wearables can be used to objectively assess physical activity and interventions aimed at improving health-related outcomes.
Wearable technology emerged as the top fitness trend in a worldwide survey conducted recently by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), predicting sales of U.S. $1.5 to U.S. $2.5 billion for some devices.
At the WT | Wearable Technologies Conference & Exhibition at ISPO Munich on Feb 3-6, several companies providing sports and fitness wearables will showcase their products and services. Here are the companies:
ARION is a next-generation wearable that helps runners improve their technique to run faster, longer and safer. It brings insights and innovations from elite top sport athletes to the wider population and makes cutting edge training techniques and exercise science available to everyone, helping them to achieve personal goals. The pressure-sensitive insoles measure the direct interaction between your feet and the ground. The footpods accurately track the movement of your body. Combined with the ARION app it connects you to your running technique that wasn’t possible before, to ultimately run faster, longer and safer.
Firstbeat is the leading provider of physiological analytics for sports and well-being. We transform heartbeat data into personalized information on exercise, stress, and recovery. Hundreds of elite sports teams, wellness professionals, and millions of consumers worldwide trust Firstbeat to enhance performance and well-being. Firstbeat was founded in 2002 in Jyväskylä, which is the hub of sports sciences of Finland with the University and physiology labs. The company’s mission is to use physiology and science to unlock human potential in health, performance and productivity.
The Protxx wearable sensor, coupled with a powerful data analytics engine, helps trainers and sports medicine professionals monitor athlete performance and track the onset and progression of changes to both neurovestibular and musculoskeletal physiology triggered by impact exposure, enabling early intervention, reduced injury incidence and severity, improved recovery outcomes, and higher levels of performance during every game and practice.
Meet those companies at the WT | Wearable Technologies Joint Pavilion at ISPO Munich in hall C6, booth 706 on Feb 3-6!
The co-located WT | Wearable Technologies Conference will take place on February 5-6 and will once again be THE meeting point for global professionals of the entire wearable ecosystem. This year for the first time the event will be a more integral part of ISPO tradeshow located in the brand new innovation hall C6 of Messe Munich More than 60 high-level speakers coming from Bayer, Odlo, Casio, Gore, Microsoft and STMicroelectronics will give you the latest insights into their applications and digitalization strategies via IoT and WT solutions and drive your business development. The unique agenda is covering the latest trends and developments of the tremendously growing wearables market.
Join us with 20% discount by using the code WT20