With data to a better world. The possibilities for innovation in cycling are growing more and more. Heart rate and power meters are no longer as normal. Data is read out and used in various ways to achieve performance and health improvements. Innovation in cycling is not only the use of tools for data acquisition and analysis, but also product innovations focused on the cycling bike, parts of this bike and other gadgets such as bicycle computers.
The major breakthrough of smart wearables is the integration of technology in sports equipment. Information that is monitored by coaches or medical personnel are parameters such as breathing, muscle tension, skin guidance, temperature and strength. Receiving all this data provides an up-to-date overview of the fitness of an athlete and also the levels of physical stress.
BodyGraph wants to contribute to a world in which smart clothing is the new standard. This is done through the development of an innovative smart shirt, the Textile Coach, which measures six signals. Heart rate, respiration, skin conduction, temperature, movement and finally the fluid balance, something that currently cannot be done real-time. Loss of performance as a result of moisture shortage becomes a thing of the past. The innovative Textile Coach indicates when and how much should be drunk.
By measuring six different signals, BodyGraph can provide accurate body information and translate this into real-time advice. This allows the user to act directly. In this way a “personal coach” is created. Athletes can make easier performance-enhancing decisions and reach their training goals faster.
The Textile Coach is a new innovation that provides a total package in which data collection, analysis, interpretation and feedback are included. This has the additional advantage that gadgets such as a heart rate belt become superfluous, which results in more wearing comfort than when using current solutions.