Ralph Lauren's New Tee Shows How Stressed You Are
'Polo Tech' compression shirt uses smart tech to gauge heart rate, respiration
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Aug 26, 2014 3:26 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Ball boys are constantly in the shadow of the tennis players they so faithfully follow. You may not know it, but they're under a lot of pressure—and Ralph Lauren plans to measure it with its new "Polo Tech" T-shirt, which ball boys are wearing at this year's US Open. The pony-emblazoned shirts will have sensors that can detect biometrics such as heart rate or breathing; that data can then be viewed on a smartphone or tablet. Ralph Lauren teamed up with OMsignal, a Canadian tech company that launched earlier this year and developed the technology behind the Polo Tech shirts.

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Bohdi Satva
Aug 30, 2014 1:57 AM CDT
Have you seen the bigger piggies In their starched white shirts? You will find the bigger piggies Stirring up the dirt Always have clean shirts to Play around in. In their styes with all their backing, They don't care What goes on around. In their eyes there's something lacking. What they need's a damn good whacking.
People_Suck
Aug 28, 2014 1:18 PM CDT
How? By how "bright" the headlights are?
pg13
Aug 28, 2014 8:06 AM CDT
Usually the ball kids get to keep their togs. I bet not these shirts.