Seattle’s Russell Wilson is one of hundreds of NFL pros who wear high-tech Nike jerseys and pants.
More Than Just Looking Good S ure , you can slap on a few stripes and add flashy colors and a city name across the front of a professional uniform and call it good. But engineers don’t just work with machines, they work with fabric. And their skills are redefining what athletes wear. Sports gear giants such as Nike and adi- das use high-tech thermal and body map- ping imagery to show where athletes sweat the most and when. They target those sports that need the most ventilation and cooling. In Nike’s NFL uniforms, for example, design-
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