We’ve seen a lot of devices that measure our movements, but some companies are taking the wearables idea to the next level by building devices that not only record your movement, but also collect data in 3D space and provide analysis of different areas of body awareness.
In layman’s terms – These “smarter” wearables will help you stand up straighter, jump higher, and swing a baseball bat faster than ever before.
As reported by Wired, one company taking steps into the usable data sphere is Moov – with a device that uses artificial intelligence algorithms and a sensor to measure movement in 3D space. By comparing your movement to that of an “ideal model” the device is able to capture data that actually helps you perform better, while reducing your chance of injury.
Motion capture of course isn’t a new concept, Wii and Kinect were the first to introduce the technology on a mass scale. But where the Kinect and Wii work by using larger sensors spaced out in a room, some of today’s wearables are capable of performing motion capture and data crunching on par with or better than Wii in a form smaller than a credit card.
For more on usable wearables, check out the full story via Wired.