Detecting exhaustion with smart sportswear

image2 x1000Researchers at ETH Zürich, Switzerland, have developed an electronic yarn capable of precisely measuring how a person’s body moves. Integrated directly into sportswear or workwear, the textile sensor predicts the wearer’s exhaustion level during physical exertion.

To test their new sensor the group, led by Carlo Menon, Professor of Mobile Health Technology, integrated it into a pair of athletic leggings. Simply by glancing at their smartphone, testers were able to see when they were reaching their limit and if they should take a break.

For the full story, see the May 2023 edition of Smart Textiles & Wearables.


Image: Valeria Galli/ETH Zürich