Are you a rugby fan who plays only for recreational purposes? Here are two wearable technologies that you can integrate into your rugby hoodies so that you reduce the risk of being injured as you play.
In-Clothing Body Metrics Sensors
It is now possible to buy a device that you can clip onto your rugby hoodie. That device can measure several metrics, such as your heart rate, the impact force as you hit the ground and the distance that you have covered during your recreational game. This data can be transmitted wirelessly to your coach or team doctor so that it can be analysed in real time. That analysis can reveal when you should be taken off the field in case you are at a high risk of exerting your heart beyond its limits. This data can also help medical teams on site to determine whether any problem that you get can be handled there or specialised treatment is needed promptly.
Brain Injury Sensors
You can also buy a concussion sensor and attach it onto the hood of your hoodie. You can also place it close to your neck in case the hood will keep coming off your head during the recreational game. Such a sensor will keep track of vital information about any collisions that you are involved in. For instance, it will measure the force of every impact involving your head. The sensor can also send data about the angles at which each head impact occurs. Such data can help the coach or the medical team overseeing each game to determine when an impact has caused a risk of brain injury despite the lack of visible distress after a collision with another player. This information can enable the doctor or coach to take you off the pitch before a minor injury is worsened by another impact during your game.
Why would a recreational player need these wearable gadgets in his or her hoodie? First, recreational players may not play as frequently as those who engage in competitive rugby games. Consequently, the fitness level of recreational players may not be as high as that of competitive match players. The risk of injury is therefore higher for recreational players due to their lower fitness levels.
Secondly, recreational players are more likely to find themselves playing with less skilled rugby enthusiasts. Those less skilled hobbyists may engage in illegal tackles that can increase your risk of being injured as you play. The wearable technology helps to give an early warning of such injuries so that prompt action can be taken.
As you can see, wearable technologies can help to keep you safer as you play rugby at a recreational level. Explore the available wearable gadgets as you buy your rugby hoodies. You will be glad you made that purchase when the gadget saves you from overstraining during a game.