Impact Sensor Provides Athletic Support
from Medical News Today
As athletes strive for perfection, sports scientists need to exploit every technological advance to help them achieve that goal. Researchers in New Zealand have now developed a new type of wearable impact sensor that can provide much needed information about the stresses and strains on limbs for rugby players, high jumpers, and runners. Writing in the International Journal of Biomechatronics and Biomedical Robotics, Kean Aw and colleagues in the department of Mechanical Engineering, at The University of Auckland, explain how novel materials known as ionic polymer metallic composites, produce an electrical current when compressed.
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