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Athletes' Monitoring System goes to Athens

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Broadcast Date: Tue 17 August 2004
Summary: A wearable computer to monitor performance

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Athletes' Monitoring System goes to AthensA project originally designed to make school physics lessons more interesting could be one of the stars of this year's Olympics!

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 athletes.

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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