Medgadget always brings you the latest in clothes that double as health monitoring equipment. We’ve posted about the LifeShirt and WEALTHY, the Wearable Health System.
Now comes a monitor-shirt that actually looks like a shirt: The SmartShirt, from Sensatex:
The light, breathable, cotton fabric has fully integrated conductive fibres that create connectivity to acquire and transfer analogue physiological signals to a small personal controller. The controller digitizes the data signals and wirelessly transmits them to a remote location where the data is received for monitoring. The system was developed to interface with wireless communication systems using ZigBee technology so that data can be transmitted to virtually any back-end system, and designed so that it is not necessary to have a trained technician present to send or receive data.
Unlike similar products, only the Sensatex SmartShirt System combines innovative technologies in the textile, wireless, and biomedical engineering fields. Field testing of the SmartShirt System is planned for later this year. Sensatex is also testing a one-lead EKG band and a SmartBra that would employ the same system to remotely monitor vital signs and plans to add other sensor capabilities in the future.
Of course, Medgadget will bring you the latest on the SmartBra — maybe it won’t be the world’s first “wireless” bra… but it will communicate more health information than any other bra on the market.
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