Adafruit Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2018: Attention! Please place all UPS Next Day orders by Monday 12/17/2018 11 AM EST
0

NFL players can track and sell their own health data

Dims

Via Engadget

Professional athletes know that it’s not just the matches and training sessions that matter: it’s what you do in your downtime too. Whoop’s wearable straps specialise in this area, tracking your movement, heart rate, and ambient temperature to better understand your health and recovery rate. Now, it’s being adopted by the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), which means straps will be handed out to every current and incoming player in the US. Whether they’ll wear them is a mystery, but the hope is that they’ll be used to track and optimize their training schedules, reducing injuries and improving in-game performance.

The partnership is being handled by the ‘OneTeam Collective,’ a sports-focused accelerator joint-owned by the NFLPA. The deal means that players will, if they choose, be able to sell their own health and performance data. That could be attractive to technology companies — who want to better the algorithms and training regimes they offer to customers — rivals teams and coaching staff. It could also be useful to medical professionals who need a substantial dataset to conduct new research and analysis. In addition, Whoop and the NFLPA will be generating reports to “advance player safety” and “maximize athletic performance.”

See more!


Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.

Join 9,200+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

CircuitPython – Python on Microcontrollers is here!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/


Maker Business — Japanese word working and more in December’s issue of HackSpace magazine!

Wearables — Solder-less magic

Electronics — = != ==.

Biohacking — Finding Bliss with Anandamide

Python for Microcontrollers — sysfs is dead! long live libgpiod! libgpiod for linux & Python running hardware @circuitpython @micropython @ThePSF #Python @Adafruit #Adafruit

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.