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F1 News: Biometric underwear to measure drivers’ vitals gets FIA homologation – F1

Marelli and OMP Racing have received FIA homologation for a fire-retardant undershirt that features an integrated system for measuring the vital parameters of a driver.

Known as VISM, or Vital Signs Monitor, it is the result of a joint project between the two companies.

It is the latest step in a move by racewear manufacturers to measure biometric data, which began with gloves.

The idea is to provide real time measurement of vital signs, allowing a driver’s team to monitor stress and fatigue, via sensors that measure the heart rate and breathing.

The makers say that the shirt has three main applications; performance monitoring, data collection for training and safety features thanks to the constant monitoring of vital parameters in all the different situations encountered during racing.

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Special attention has been paid to ensuring confidentiality and privacy in respect to the data collection.

« VISM is a tool for professional drivers to monitor biometric data, » said Riccardo De Filippi, CEO of Marelli Motorsport.

« It is designed with a direct interface to the data acquisition and telemetry systems of a race car and includes end-to-end protection of sensitive data, giving the user full control of its use. We believe this experience is a major step forward in the development of safety systems as well as active driver aids, for passenger cars too. »

« The cooperation with Marelli is that kind of teamwork that makes you bless the moment you decided to pick up the phone and propose the project, » Paolo Delprato, OMP Racing CEO, added. « It’s a mutual enrichment and it has produced a great device, which combines safety and performance. »

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