Proper muscle movement is essential to keep your body stable in any sport, for if your muscles aren’t in the right position at a particular moment, you cannot give your best performance. To keep your body balanced or, engineers from Imperial College London have come up with an armband that helps athletes improve their “muscle memory” and give their best shot while competing in a sporting event. Hailed as “Ghost,” the armband device comes built-in with sensors, LEDs and vibrating pads to track the movement of muscles and joints, so athletes could repeat their best performance time and again.
The Ghost armband is not only beneficial for professional athletes, but it could also help amateurs enhance their performance, as the device can detect the flexing and twisting of joints and muscles of professionals which can later be practiced by amateurs. Essentially designed for visually disabled swimmers, the Ghost makes use of an Arduino microprocessor and other different gears to let the blind study and implement the right muscle and joint positions to enhance their performance.