A project originally designed to make school physics
lessons more interesting could be one of the stars of this year's
Engineers at the UK’s University of Birmingham, along with
partners in Greece, Germany, Italy and Austria have designed a
wearable computer which can remotely monitor the performance of
Working over a three year period the researchers have come up
with a system of monitors and data recording that will allow them
to track the acceleration, pace and body temperature of the wearer
to give trainers a more complete picture of any athlete.
A pre-market prototype has been produced and will be on display
at an exhibition of sports technology to be held alongside the
Olympics in Athens.
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