For athletes, getting enough water is simple, right? You take a drink when you’re thirsty. But one Ohio company is showing that runners, competitors and others have been approaching hydration with a stone-age mindset. Akron startup RooSense has developed a wearable textile that can monitor fluid levels, sensing when you need a drink and taking the guess work out of proper hydration.
Monty-Bromer said their company is about a year away from a salable product, but the trip was still worthwhile.
The goal is to create a sensor that will be similar to a Fitbit. The sensor would track hydration, sodium output, lactic acid buildup and other factors based on the contents of your sweat. That information would then be transferred to an app that would tell you just what you need to stay hydrated or when you might need to take a break.