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iCandy: Tech for the Hands, Eyes, and Body

Touch and see what isn’t really there

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Photo: Ben Solomon/The New York Times/Redux
As the New York Giants American football players go through off-season workouts, their coaches are using gadgets—such as watches equipped with GPS devices and bands that track players’ heart rates—to get a better sense of their exertions on the practice field. Now coaches can see how far and how fast individual players run and how quickly they recover from activity, so as to avoid overtaxing them.

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