New Technology May Help Detect Stress in Racehorses
Scientists hope a new type of “smart textile” can help prevent injuries on the track, according to a report by Popular Science. Technology currently in use to humans’ heart rate via sports bras and chest bands is being modified to work in girths, according to the report.
The monitoring could help prevent catastrophic breakdowns that happen as a result of overtraining by enabling trainers to see stress reflected in vital signs before it develops into something serious.
Currently the sensors being used on human athletes are bulky but researchers are working to slim them down, and to find ways to affix them to bridles and saddles.
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