E-textiles to monitor your health
November 3rd, 2007

Virginia Tech (VT) researchers have been busy developing efficient e-textiles — electronic textiles and clothing with embedded wires and sensors — for six years now. Their computerized clothing can monitor your movements, sensing if you’re walking, running, standing, or sitting down. Of course, this kind of clothing has a wide range of applications. The Hokie Suit, which exists for 3 years, will lead to other garments which could measure when you’re about to fall and your location, heart rate, blood pressure, temperature and a variety of other statistics. As the researchers have been focused more on computer engineering than aesthetics, don’t expect to find e-clothing available in retail stores before several years.

Links: ZDNet, Primidi

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