Why Athletes Need Wearable Technology?

Some studies have observed the association between wearable devices and emerging athletes in the pursuit of professional sports. Wearable devices use Bluetooth low energy technology, which has many variants, such as fitness trackers, apps, or sports watches.
 

Although wearable devices have a comfortable and stylish appearance, their functions have more benefits. Athletes use personalized data to measure their performance and have the potential to share and evaluate with others. In fact, some studies have observed the association between wearable devices and emerging athletes in the pursuit of professional sports. Wearable devices use Bluetooth low energy technology, which has many variants, such as fitness trackers, apps or sports watches.

Aspiring professional athletes have discovered that wearable devices can provide data to monitor vital signs, support proper training, and help set competition schedules.

How does wearable device work?

With the advancement of low-power Bluetooth and other technologies, in the past decade, there is a good potential in the development of wearable applications in the field of athletics and sports. Cutting-edge features, reduced costs, improved performance, availability, and awareness of wearable devices have aroused the interest of athletes.

Wearable devices consist of detectable sensors that athletes can wear. These sensors collect data and transmit it to an application linked to the device. The collected data is then processed and displayed with the help of a graphical user interface to obtain a suitable final result. A more advanced interface allows users to share their data with others. For athletes, it may be with their coach or teammates. Sometimes, in professional stadiums, data from wearable devices is used to supplement sports reviews. For example, the NBA has set up 6 cameras on the basketball court to provide in-depth information on all the athletes’ activities at a rate of 25 times per second. There are approximately 72,000 exclusive actions per game.

Wearable devices in athletics

Wearable sports devices already come in various shapes and sizes.

Wearable devices can track emotions in real time, provide physiological data, and record mental states, emotions, and emotions. For athletes, the best wearable technologies are ultimately aimed at specific problems that need to be solved, each of which provides several advantages.

Inertial sensors-best for tracking the injury and recovery of a single limb

Heart rate monitor-helps track the athlete’s physical condition. Smartwatch is one of these gadget.

GPS unitallows you to track outdoor speed indicators such as balance, speed, acceleration, and movement

LPS Systems-Provide you with accurate indoor speed indicators

VBT sensor-allows you to track athletes in the weighing room

Sleep tracker-allows you to gain insight into athletes’ sleep habits and patterns.

Motion sensor in bat-through the use of precision devices inside the bat to improve the player’s swing. The data analyzes individual body mechanics so that coaches can adjust technique and improve performance to avoid injury or reduce effort.

Impact monitor stickers-affixed to the player’s body to warn of invisible signs of traumatic brain injury, concussion, muscle injury or excessive exertion. These low-power Bluetooth miniature sensors can be glued or clipped to clothing, and can even be embedded in sports shoes.

These devices focus on improving the individual and developing self-knowledge. It builds a bridge between personal self-awareness and athletic performance data.

Advantages of wearable devices and athletes

The development of sports-related wearable applications and the use of mobile applications enable athletes to:

1, Monitor their performance, quantify their training and share it with other coaches and family members to help with effective training

2, Popular Android wearable application development (such as the Apple Health application), iOS wearable application development (such as WearPro), and other downloadable applications help to easily track personal activities.

3, Through self-input, activity time can be captured, automatic registration can be done through the phone component, and the results can be shared to their closed or wider social networks.

4, Specific athlete – centered programs can be designed to meet specific individual goals.

When the phone is not nearby, a heart rate monitor or fitness watch can capture data to obtain physical activity data.

Wearable devices combine comfort and reliability can helps improve athletic performance and reach personal best levels.

Leading companies and researchers are moving ahead and designing wearable devices to be available soon that can more precisely measure hydration levels, metabolic functions, and deeper phases of physical stress. That is because they understand sensors and devices for athletes are a must in their train, and what’s more, they must be feature-filled, provide accurate measurements of biometrics like heart rate, motion, impact, and respiration.

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