FIFA to further develop wearables policy at upcoming meeting

FIFA will discuss the use of wearable electronic performance and tracking systems at its upcoming round of meetings beginning Nov. 16.  Along with The International Football Association Board, FIFA is inviting wearable device makers to present their technology at the meetings. During a February meeting, the governing body approved the use of wearables with proven medical benefits, but said the devices cannot be worn in "real time within the technical area." Issues to be discussed include quality measures, testing procedures and medical benefits to players. The NBA is also studying wearable health/fitness monitors and has already deployed them during some minor-league games. It appears that sports leagues are poised to become fertile ground for testing and further innovation of wearable devices. More