The TeamAwear system
November 21st, 2006

“Athletes often wear their hearts on their sleeves, but new sports jerseys developed at the University of Sydney will also show their foul count,”the smh reports.”Honours student Mitchell Page has used cutting-edge wearable technology to make basketball uniforms a mine of information – updating and displaying in real-time a player’s fouls, score, and even the amount of time left in a game.”Team sports clothing already acts as a form of communication, about identity and position and team and sponsors,” Mr Page says. “Maybe it can also carry statistics and information about the game itself.”He has built four prototype jerseys that he says helped players keep track of games and perform better, and increased spectators’ enjoyment and engagement.He predicts that such technology could transform the way sports are played on the field, and even use the players as billboards for video advertising at half-time”.

Technology gets a guernsey


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