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English Institute for Sport Contract Awarded – research undertaken at WCPC

Research undertaken at WCPC, funded by EIS and SMART Expertise

Wearable Technology Insights
Posted on March 5, 2020
External Company Press Release

English Institute for Sport Contract Awarded

Haydale, the global advanced materials group, is pleased to announce that, following its contract announcement on 18th September 2018, it will now collaborate with the English Institute for Sport (EIS) and the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating (WCPC) to deliver a range of advanced wearable technology sport apparel for elite athletes.

Haydale is pleased to report that initial prototype testing has been completed in live performance sessions with elite athletes with very successful results for wearability through its unique coating systems. Alongside supply chain partners, a range of garments are being manufactured in higher quantities for further use in elite sport settings, focusing on efforts to develop flexible and miniaturised electronics. This enhances product feel as well as reducing weight, allowing for optimised athlete performance. For more information see the IDTechEx report on Wearable Technology Forecasts 2019-2029.
Haydale will now continue to produce performance garments for a range of elite sports in readiness for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games 2020, supporting the British Olympic and Paralympic teams in innovation and performance gains. Continued collaboration with WCPC & Swansea University has allowed leading scientific research to underpin this product launch.
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