New York Times highlights intelligent sports clothing from Finland

Commercial success predicted for Myontec's “analytical undies” that measure electric impulses from muscles.

The New York Times ranks Myontec's “Analytical undies” at number three on its list and describes them as being “embedded with electromyographic sensors that tell you how hard you’re working your quadriceps, hamstring and gluteus muscles”. The New York Times suggests that the innovation could be useful for the deskbound as well as athletes and coaches.

“The hope, according to Arto Pesola, who is working on an advanced version of the sensors, is that when you see data telling you just how inert you really are, you’ll be inspired to lead a less sedentary life,” writes the New York Times, and predicts a commercial breakthrough within two years.

Sources: YLE, Myontec, New York Times