Interactive clothing developed in Israel could improve education

Interactive clothing developed in Israel could improve education

Salay Haim Raveh is a krav maga and fitness trainer from Haifa who analyzes the way athletes perform their workouts.

Your new venture tropical designs innovative sportswear with built-in sensors connected to an app that can improve performance and prevent injuries.

Raveh (30) was a physical fitness instructor in the Israel Defense Forces and graduated. Wingate Institute of Physical Education and Sport.

He worked as a personal trainer for 12 years but realized that although he closely watched his clients train, they did not know what was going on with their muscles, joints and tendons.

So he went to study mechanical engineering and biomechanics at ORT-Braude.
While there, he met another mechanical engineering student, Dekel Nadaf. In addition to their regular classes, they took entrepreneurship training together.

“The idea of ​​sensors in sportswear came to me and Nadaf worked on this concept. “I saw the need to connect people’s bodies with what they do in the gym,” he said.

Maximize performance

“The body is very complex. Raveh told ISRAEL21c en Español: I wanted to develop a system that would help people train and maximize their performance.

Tropx sensors contain algorithms to analyze training performance. These read people’s heart and respiratory rates and lactic acid levels during exercise.

If movements are inaccurate, real-time displays allow users to adjust their movements based on personalized feedback.
Information is also evaluated based on each athlete’s weaknesses and sporting goals.

Raveh received funding from Ben Gurion University Cactus Capital for initial research and development. Israel Innovation Authority and Maccabi Haifa Carmel, Israel’s largest sports association with 16 branches across the country.

Participated in the acceleration program 8200 IMPACT for Israeli technology initiatives that aim to solve key social and environmental problems through advanced technology.

Then in 2020, Raveh founded Tropx with a small group of sports enthusiasts and engineers, including childhood friend Gal Abir, who grew up in the same building with him in Haifa.

“Gal graduated from Technion with a double degree in math and computer science, so I knew she was smart and responsible,” Raveh said. And appointed him chief technology officer.

Waterproof and designed for travel

Raveh’s goal is to produce high-performance sportswear products that contain sensors that transmit information to both the wearer and coaches and trainers.

“A coach supervising soccer practice gets an alert that player 8 is in danger of pulling his hamstring,” he said.

The coach can then send the player to a gym where he can train not to build muscle but to make a better football player on the field.

There are now other sportswear that have camera monitors but you can’t run or swim with them.
Soon, Raveh’s sensors will be waterproof and made for travel.

Adding that Tropx will test its technology on Maccabi athletes by the end of 2023, Raveh said, “This is a holistic approach to improving the performance of athletes in all kinds of sports.”

From left, Professor Ella Been, with Gal Abir on her back, Salay Haim Raveh, Hayim Makabee, Dekel Nadaf, Aviv Yehezkel. Photo courtesy of Tropx

Abir explained that the company aims to develop algorithms for more than a hundred different exercises. Research and development is led by Professor Ella Bean, Head of Sports Therapy. Ono Academic College; and Hayim Makabee, software developer.

Raveh relocated its office close to the port of Haifa and said it “has become the northern hub for start-ups.”
He is the first person in his family to become an entrepreneur.

It’s hard not to notice his muscles. He works hard in the gym and his priority is to stay in shape. “I have to look like a trainer. My body is like my business card,” Raveh said.

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