Haydale reported that initial prototype testing has been completed in live performance sessions with athletes with very successful results for wearability through its unique coating systems.
Alongside supply chain partners, a range of garments is being manufactured in higher quantities for further use in elite sport settings, focusing on efforts to develop flexible and miniaturized electronics.
This enhances the product feel as well as reducing weight, allowing for optimized athlete performance, Haydale said.
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.
“To move so quickly to realize the benefit of this new technology in the training environment is testament to everyone involved," said Dr. Matt Parker, director of Performance Innovation for EIS. "To develop a product quickly to meet the specific needs of athletes you need partners who will rise to the challenge with you.”