Another week, another example of electronics on clothes. This time it’s a shirt designed to make sure baseball pitchers don’t become fatigued, thanks to meticulous data analysis on whomever’s wearing it.
Created by three engineering students at Northwestern University, the system involves an array of sensors and conductive thread on a standard Under Armor shirt. The shirt is connected to a PC that senses every time a pitch is thrown, so a coach may have a better idea when a player should be taken out of the game. The system could have plenty of other uses, though, for reducing back pain with athletes of all types. We’ll just have to wait and see.