Ralph Lauren Introduces 'Polo Tech' Shirt That Delivers Workout Data to iPhone [Video]

Ralph Lauren Introduces 'Polo Tech' Shirt That Delivers Workout Data to iPhone [Video]

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Ralph Lauren unveiled a new 'Polo Tech' shirt at the US Open. The polo features sensors knitted into the shirt that can read biological and physiological information.

Ralph Lauren is dressing several ball boys in the Polo Tech Shirt during select matches at the Billie Jean National Tennis Center. Marcos Giron, the No. 1 singles player in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, is playing in his first Grand Slam in Flushing, and he will wear the Polo Tech shirt during his practices. He will track his biometrics and making adjustments in real time to his play, form and breathing.

“Ralph Lauren continues to be at the cutting edge of fashion and culture,” said David Lauren, Senior Vice President of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations. “Our goal is to create and reflect the ultimate lifestyle, and we believe that a healthy and active life is an essential part of that. Ralph Lauren is excited to help lead the industry in wearable technology in this ever-evolving, modern world.”

The Ralph Lauren Polo Tech shirt was developed with proprietary technology from Canadian-based OMsignal, whose team includes experts in neuroscience, sports medicine and engineering. With OMsignal, the shirt itself is the sensor. The OM platform delivers a wide variety of physiological data through seamless apparel directly to the users via an app on their smartphone.

With OMsignal, the data collected by the shirt is stored by a “black box,” which includes an accelerometer and gyroscope, which capture movement and direction. That ”black box” transmits the data into the cloud, where it is plugged into a number of algorithms that gauge important performance-oriented biometrics, including heartbeat and respiration, as well as some psychometrics, such as stress level and energy output.

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Ralph Lauren Introduces 'Polo Tech' Shirt That Delivers Workout Data to iPhone [Video]

Ralph Lauren Introduces 'Polo Tech' Shirt That Delivers Workout Data to iPhone [Video]

Ralph Lauren Introduces 'Polo Tech' Shirt That Delivers Workout Data to iPhone [Video]
Pppp - September 2, 2014 at 1:18am
Only for black jocks? Does it tell you when you need to pee?
King - September 1, 2014 at 4:10pm
Let me guess, does it cost $10,000?
iCondom - September 1, 2014 at 2:20pm
Trojan is coming out with a condom that does the same things. I can't wait.
sSpew - September 1, 2014 at 2:22pm
Malware will bring a new add on to android for shoving sickness from the os straight up the ass, still can't wait for more sluggish crap for android devices, look how it traveles on almost every phone. That's my boy!
dave vangina - September 1, 2014 at 8:23am
made of polyester, very unhealthy to wear
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