The future of fitness: chemical-releasing garments, self-charging shoes, and ultra-smart watches

Although virtual reality has received a lot of attention recently, a gym goer’s routine will still be heavily dependent on traditional sports gear and clothing. Zion Market Research recently predicted that the exercise equipment market will expand by 4% annually to a record $12.5 billion by 2021.

If you’re wondering what’s going to be popular in the upcoming years, PureGym has combed through patent databases to find out what some of the top wearable fitness firms are developing. Listed below are a few items you might soon find in a gym near you.

rechargeable smart shoes.

The future of fitness: chemical-releasing garments, self-charging shoes, and ultra-smart watches.

Adidas holds a patent.

Let’s face it: nobody likes charging their smartwatch, fitness tracker, or other wearable device. Adidas wants to put a stop to this by leveraging our exercise to keep our monitoring equipment running.

This energy-harvesting soul would generate electricity through the bending that results from walking or running, in addition to measuring your steps, distance, and speed. Additionally, it may store energy for later use.

The future of fitness: chemical-releasing garments, self-charging shoes, and ultra-smart watches.

A well-known American manufacturer of sports apparel and accessories is called Under Armor. It has developed into a top innovator in the field of health and fitness during the last 20 years. Recently, Under Armor also made a foray into the wearables market.

One of the business’s most recent patents would allow it to optimize performance using chemicals in addition to materials. Tiny wires inserted into the clothing would gradually release chemicals that are therapeutically beneficial and skin-absorbable. Magnesium, for instance, is thought to be helpful in controlling cardiac rhythm and lowering blood pressure.

analysis of arterial pulse waves

Fitbit holds a patent.

The future of fitness: chemical-releasing garments, self-charging shoes, and ultra-smart watches.

An increased risk of cardiovascular events, including myocardial infarction and stroke, the two main causes of death in the industrialized world, is linked to increased arterial stiffness. Undoubtedly, we should be careful about it, but how?

You would typically need to visit a doctor to check on this. You could also check it on Nokia’s Body Cardio Scale prior to the company removing the feature.

However, Fitbit just submitted a patent application for a system that uses pulse wave analysis of photoplethysmogram data to non-invasively quantify arterial stiffness. If it becomes a reality, the fitness band will enable you to monitor this parameter while your body is working hard to perform an exercise.

A Supplement to Build Muscle and Fight Aging

The future of fitness: chemical-releasing garments, self-charging shoes, and ultra-smart watches.

Bioventures, LLC has a patent

The natural process of aging is unavoidable. But is it? If this patent is any indication, some of its effects might be reversible.

The capacity of our body to utilize amino acids to promote muscle protein synthesis declines with age. The loss of strength and muscular mass we observe in elderly people may be partially attributable to this. Some people believe that exercise is the best anti-aging remedy, but Bioventures has another idea. They want to create a “super supplement” that can revive muscular growth in mature people.

The future of fitness: chemical-releasing garments, self-charging shoes, and ultra-smart watches.

Apple has a patent.

Smartwatches have been made for several years by companies like Apple. One of the most well-liked fitness gadgets available is the most recent Apple Watch. You may also conduct phone conversations as it tracks all of your physical activities.

The business, though, is aiming for greater and better things. One of its patents describes the use of light rays and pressure sensors to monitor heart rate and track blood pressure.

These products, if developed, might dramatically alter how we workout.

According to Stephen Rowe, Chief Marketing Officer of Pure Gym, “We’re excited to see the fully-realized versions of these potentially game-changing items, and to find just how they may assist in further revolutionizing the fitness sector.”

We anticipate some of these products coming out during the course of the upcoming years.

 

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