Smart sleeve warns you of impending forearm injuries

Wouldn’t it be great if you could know that you’re about to injure yourself moments before you actually do? A pair of students out of Rice University believe that they’ve developed a wearable that can do just that. Ziel’s M2 Sleeve is a prototype device that’s designed for baseball pitchers to monitor the stress on their forearm. Using a combination of accelerometers, gyroscopes and muscle sensors, the unit can track motion and raise the alarm just before someone does some real damage. There are plenty of other established performance-monitoring devices that already do a similar job, but Ziel CEO Senthil Natarajan thinks that his firm has an edge. He believes that “coaches don’t have time for a lot of needless data that they can’t understand.” Rather than bombarding people with…


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