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Tracking at the speed of light

This sports top is designed to measure your movement without the need to strap on multiple gadgets.

The top is made from XelFlex, a fibre optic thread. Light can be pulsed through the fibres so an electronics pack can detect how the light is bent as the wearer moves, and then report back to a smartphone.

Designers Cambridge Consultants say the technology could be used for fitness and sports coaching, as well as to help with physiotherapy following an injury.

By Nick Heath

Nick Heath is chief reporter for TechRepublic. He writes about the technology that IT decision makers need to know about, and the latest happenings in the European tech scene.