August 27 / 2019
First-of-their-kind wearable sensors to help UofA athletes perform better, avoid injury
A computer science researcher from China is working with the University of Alberta to develop wearable sensors that will help athletes perform better and reduce injuries.
Shengjie Xiu, a 20-year-old undergraduate student at China’s Sun Yat-sen University, is spending three months in Edmonton to develop match box-sized sensors that can be embedded in athletic gear from boots to helmets.
Xiu, called a “rising global star,” is lending his expertise to develop an augmented reality program that will use the sensors to assess an athlete’s performance and help avoid injuries.