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GPS devices play key role in future of sports technology

7:58 PM, Jun. 21, 2014

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The Optimeye GPS monitor is about the size and shape of an old flip cellphone, only lighter.

In practices this offseason, select Green Bay Packers players have been wearing it on their backs, held by a sports bra-type pullover. While the players go through their drills, the Optimeye collects data 10 times per second to measure the speed, explosiveness and distance of their every move.

"You don't notice it," safety Morgan Burnett said last week. "That thing on your back is the last thing on your mind. You can't even tell you've got it on." ...

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