OB Martin Brock (88-97) has invented an innovative wearable technology that turns garments into active motion sensors, using fibre-optic thread. This means they are more durable and attractive than earlier smart fabrics, which use multiple electronic sensors.

The technology has been called XelfleX, developed by product design and development firm, Cambridge Consultants. It could be used for fitness and sports coaching, for physiotherapy, or even for motion capture for gaming or film making.

Bob Eadie, former Master i/c IT at the School, remembers Martin as ‘one of our star computing lads’, who helped with developing the School network whilst a pupil.

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