LISLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As part of its sponsorship of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Molex, LLC will showcase some of the innovative electronics used in popular health and fitness devices at the Abbott Health & Fitness Expo, October 9 – 10 at the McCormick Place Convention Center.
To address current trends in the market, John Heitzinger, general manager, printed circuit electronics, Molex, will give a presentation each day on the “Runner’s World” stage entitled “The Impact of Emerging Technologies on Athletic Training and Performance.” Heitzinger will discuss some of the devices available today that support fitness objectives, such as GPS watches, headphones and health monitors. He will also talk about how emerging technologies—such as thin, flexible electronics embedded in clothing and sensors that can monitor everything from a runner’s gait to a golfer’s swing—will be used to enhance the performance of tomorrow’s athlete.
“At Molex, we work with customers to develop solutions that help professional athletes reach their full potential and inspire all health and fitness enthusiasts to challenge themselves,” said Brian Krause, vice president, global marketing and communications, Molex. “Expo visitors will see the Molex technology inside fitness wearables available today and be able to share their Chicago Marathon experience in a fun way.”
In addition to seeing the latest wearable technologies, visitors to the Molex booth will have the opportunity to experience an interactive run through Chicago. While a visitor jogs in place in front of a large green screen, Molex will record the steps, then add images of Chicago to create a personalized video, which will be provided to each participant via a custom link.
Many of the company’s employees will be participating in the marathon, either as athletes or volunteers. Approximately 80 runners from around the world will represent Molex on race day, including entrants from Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Japan, Singapore and the U.S. More than 150 employees will volunteer at the race, providing water at Aid Station 6, handing out heat sheets at the finish line, and supporting the runners in the Molex tent at the 27th mile post-race party.
For more information, please visit www.molex.com/marathon.
About Molex, LLC
Providing more than connectors, Molex delivers complete interconnect solutions for a number of markets including: data communications, telecommunications, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, commercial vehicle, aerospace and defense, medical, and lighting. Established in 1938, Molex is a global company with a presence in more than 40 countries. The Molex website is www.molex.com. Follow us at www.twitter.com/molexconnectors, watch our videos at www.youtube.com/molexconnectors, connect with us at www.facebook.com/molexconnectors and read our blog at www.connector.com.
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