Via Digital Trends:A new startup created by a former Google research and development lead and researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab and Massachusetts General Hospital’s Sports Science Lab wants to take things in a new direction, however.
Called Figur8, the company has developed on-body sensor patches that promise to measure musculoskeletal performance and recovery in a way that’s not been possible previously without resorting to clunky and expensive imaging technology. In doing so, its 3D micrometer-precise analysis of muscle activity and joint mobility could be used for everything from helping track elite athletes to diagnosing mobility-impeding conditions such as Parkinson’s disease. Its creators claim that it can even outperform gold-standard screening tools like MRIs and X-rays in certain conditions.Learn more! Every Wednesday is Wearable Wednesday here at Adafruit! We’re bringing you the blinkiest, most fashionable, innovative, and useful wearables from around the web and in our own original … // Read more: original article.