Analog Devices collaborates with Microsoft and Hexoskin on new
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
IoT World Forum, Booth 206--Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI)
today announced its collaboration with Microsoft Corp. and Hexoskin
regarding a unique, wearable Internet of Things (IoT) solution for
athlete and team performance management. The IoT solution allows coaches
and team staff to monitor player information such as motion, heart rate,
and other useful health and performance metrics from sensor-equipped
vests worn by players. This information, combined with player location
and environmental data, is sent to a secure cloud-based analytics
platform providing critical insights back to team staff via a dashboard.
By informing better player interventions and improving game-time
tactical decisions, the IoT solution helps provide significant
competitive advantage to teams. In addition, it is designed to enable
better overall management of player health, recovery, and injury
avoidance, extending the benefits far beyond an individual game. The new
IoT solution, including the vest and cloud platform, will be
demonstrated in Analog Devices' Booth 206 at IoT World Forum in Santa
Clara, May 10-12, 2016.
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"Analog Devices is very excited to lead this initiative, as it involves
a unique set of measurement and analytical challenges that we're
uniquely positioned to solve," said Martin Cotter, vice president, IoT,
Healthcare and Consumer Business Units, Analog Devices. "Some of the
performance indicators we're interested in are not yet fully understood
and can't be measured directly. So, we're leveraging our precision
sensing and algorithm capabilities, as well as our deep expertise in
biomedical applications to think differently about the challenge and
develop a unique solution. We're thrilled to be working on this
challenge along with Microsoft and Hexoskin, without whom a complete
deployable solution would not be possible."
Complementing Analog Devices' sensing and measurement expertise, the
solution utilizes Hexoskin's innovative e-textile platform, which has
received strong praise and validation from the athletic and medical
communities. "Sports organizations are looking for integrated data
analytics solutions," said Pierre-Alexandre Fournier, CEO, Hexoskin. "At
Hexoskin, we've always pushed for compatibility and integration. This
project with Analog Devices and Microsoft is a good example of that
The Microsoft Azure IoT technology helps to solve analysis and
user-experience challenges with a cloud-based analytics engine as well
as the user dashboard application. "Helping our customers quickly and
easily innovate with IoT is core to our Microsoft Azure IoT offerings,"
said Jerry Lee, Microsoft Director of Product Marketing, Azure IoT.
"This wearable smart jersey demonstrates how Azure IoT enables advanced
analysis and real-time actionable insights from individual athlete and
The IoT solution is currently being implemented and tested in
collaboration with one of Ireland's most prominent hurling clubs. "It's
an extremely tough and demanding team sport, with athletes at the
pinnacle of performance," said Cotter. "We felt this was one of the
toughest environments in which to test the technology."
While the initial prototypes were developed for athlete management, the
technology has implications across numerous team-based settings (e.g.
emergency services first-responders) where performance, health and
safety, and tactical decision-making are critical to enable a successful
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