Intelligent feedback for athletes with Xelflex smart fabric (VIDEO)

Technology developers from the UK have designed a new wearable technology where the garment itself becomes an active motion sensor. Xelflex uses bend-sensitive fibre-optics that are stitched inside the clothing to provide intelligent feedback for athletes without encumbering them with bulky electronics.

The makers say that until now smart fabrics have had multiple electronic sensors, making them bulky and sensitive to moisture. Xelflex’s fibre-optic thread is robust enough for use in sportswear, with a small, credit card-sized, electronics pack being the only other component (read more….).