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Int J Sports Physiol Perform. 2017 Apr;12(Suppl 2):S255-S262. doi: 10.1123/ijspp.2016-0423. Epub 2016 Nov 11.

Wearable Training-Monitoring Technology: Applications, Challenges, and Opportunities.

Abstract

The need to quantify aspects of training to improve training prescription has been the holy grail of sport scientists and coaches for many years. Recently, there has been an increase in scientific interest, possibly due to technological advancements and better equipment to quantify training activities. Over the last few years there has been an increase in the number of studies assessing training load in various athletic cohorts with a bias toward subjective reports and/or quantifications of external load. There is an evident lack of extensive longitudinal studies employing objective internal-load measurements, possibly due to the cost-effectiveness and invasiveness of measures necessary to quantify objective internal loads. Advances in technology might help in developing better wearable tools able to ease the difficulties and costs associated with conducting longitudinal observational studies in athletic cohorts and possibly provide better information on the biological implications of specific external-load patterns. Considering the recent technological developments for monitoring training load and the extensive use of various tools for research and applied work, the aim of this work was to review applications, challenges, and opportunities of various wearable technologies.

KEYWORDS:

GPS; external load; internal load; training technology; wearable technology

PMID:
27834559
DOI:
10.1123/ijspp.2016-0423
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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