This review identifies how sensors and wearable technology are currently being used by elite athletes, as well as novel ways to integrate the technology into the coming era. After a systematic search of keywords, load monitoring, biofeedback training, and virtual reality emerged as key applications of wearable technology in elite sports. Findings reveal these technologies generally have a positive relationship with athletic performance. Most research identifies applications of wearables as a means to enhance efficiency of training, improve skills, or monitor and assess physiological functions. Based on the analysis of available information there is currently a gap in the research and application of wearable devices. My research identifies how wearables can be used to build self efficacious beliefs, thus enhancing both the physical and mental side of athletes performance.
About the Author
Morgan graduated from the University of Victoria with an undergraduate degree in Psychology. Morgan's creative eye in videography led her to pursue the Masters of Digital Media program to expand on her knowledge in the field. She is currently exploring the relationship between wearable trackers and elite athletes performance .