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TAYLOR’S TAKE ON THE WEEK IN SPORTS TECH: I don’t start many stories talking about my sore butt, but it seemed appropriate for my review of electronic muscle stimulation (EMS) exercise technology.

I spent several weeks testing EMS, which consists of wearing a wireless vest with 16 nodes that buzz your muscles during a 20-minute full-body workout.

I definitely felt stronger after a few sessions and I liked not having to go lift weights at a gym. The one issue for me is cost, as the Seattle-based studio I visited charges around $65 per session. But for people that want to regain some muscle strength — particularly older folks — it may be worth giving EMS a try. There’s also another stealth Seattle startup developing similar technology, so stay tuned for more on this topic.

Highlights from the week in sports tech

What to watch this weekend:

Lots of good college football games on Saturday — Penn State vs. Michigan State at 9 a.m. on FOX; Oklahoma at Oklahoma State at 1 p.m. on FOX; LSU at Alabama at 5 p.m. on CBS; and Virginia Tech at Miami at 5 p.m. on ABC. … Chiefs vs. Cowboys at 1:25 p.m. Sunday on CBS looks like the best NFL matchup.

Thanks for tuning in, everyone! — Taylor Soper

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