Health Monitoring Clothes

Smart watches and other smart wearables became our daily companions in no time. The next step, smart clothing, also seems to be not that far away.

MIT researchers have succeeded in integrating electronic sensors into stretchable, washable fabric. The development creates the prerequisites for producing clothing that can measure vital signs such as temperature, respiration and heart rate. This would make it possible to track the health of patients from a distance, as the sensors transmit data to a smartphone. The sensors consist of long, flexible strips covered with epoxy resin and woven into tight meshes. They can also be removed from the textile if necessary. We are curios, for what else this feature might be used in the future.

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