In one of the first uses of wearable technology by a major sports team, the Seattle Mariners teamed up with Fatigue Science to explore ways in which players can beat jet lag during the long MLB seasons.
The Mariners are using Fatigue Science's Readiband system, a wrist-adorning wearable that tracks the individual sleep cycles of each player. This data is then cross-analyzed with all of the statistics that Major League Baseball teams collect regarding performance on the field, like batting average and on-base percentage.
While all of this information seems daunting, the hope is that it will help inform future scheduling and travel decisions. Given that baseball requires such quick reaction times, there's no doubt that this bounty of statistical information will help coaching staff maximize the potential of each player.
The implications of such a product are easily extended to individuals who travel frequently for business, so it is reasonable to imagine this being employed by large corporations for executive staff in the not so distant future.
More Stats +/-
Motion Capture Sportswear
Navigating Ski Gloves
Tech-Infused Fitness Apparel
Web-Connected Golf Gadgets
Digital Boxing Gloves
Free 2018 Report & eBook
Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book.
Our Research Methodology
This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.