Smart Clothing For Athleisure

Clothing items that passively monitor the vital signs without limiting the wearer’s mobility and comfort - let’s explore the possibilities!

When it comes to athletics, garments with a built-in performance improvement mechanism can be realized: for example, a T-shirt that measures real-time physiological parameters, such as heart rate, respiration rate, respiration depth, temperature and acceleration, captured by advanced sensors, during a football match.

Another example is a garment with integrated IMU sensors that can help perfect an athlete’s golf swing or tennis shot. However, one does not need to be a fanatic athlete to hardcore from smart clothing: TNO at Holst Centre is leading the way in democratizing this technology, making it accessible for the casual runners and joggers among us!