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McLaren pit crew wearing sensors in Japan

  • Published on 07 Oct 2016 11:34
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  • By: Dominik Wilde

McLaren boss Ron Dennis has revealed that his team's pit crew is wearing Japanese-made hitoe wearable sensor clothing at this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix.

The move is to aid the pit crew and help them complete stops quicker, by allowing them to get a clear picture of their physical condition.

Hitoe, developed by Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp, and Toray Industries Inc., is a textile that can sense specific biological information, yet it can be worn and washed like any other normal clothing.

While this weekend is just a trial, Dennis aims to have the technology implemented into his team "when the system is perfected," which could be as early as next year.

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