You may think that physical fitness is only a minor concern for race car drivers, but they need to handle high G-forces while precisely controlling a speeding car and quickly reacting to other drivers.
That requires a lot of strength and endurance, and drivers’ heart rates are often about as high as a marathon runner during the entire race.
The system includes a smart shirt made by Sensoria with a built-in heart rate tracker and an app, R.S. Monitor, that displays the data alongside other important racing information.
When paired with Sensoria’s special edition Renault Sport shirt, it will track a driver’s heart rate next to the G-G diagram, which gives vital information about the car’s performance.
The shirt is just one of Sensoria’s many health-focused tracking products. The company used Kickstarter to launch some step-tracking socks in 2013 and has expanded to heart rate-monitoring shirts and sports bras.
Company co-founder Davide Vigano — a former Microsoft employee — pitched his smart-sock business concept last year during the Inventions We Love segment at the 2014 GeekWire Summit.
Sensoria raised $5 million in series A financing last year.