One of the most popular martial arts in the world is being brought into the 21st century using wireless technology.

Scientists at the Palo Alto Research Center in California have developed a system to measure the force of blows in the Korean sport of Tae Kwon Do.

It works by using wireless sensors in the gear worn by competitors.

“The fact it can work with the scoring system to improve a judge’s performance is what we consider to be the novel aspect,” said Dr Ed Chi.

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