Monday, May 15, 2006

Smart Clothing

The good folks at Sensatex are now advertising a new technology that allows sensing, monitoring and information processing devices to be embedded in textiles and networked together. The technology can be blended into any fabric without changing the look or feel. The sensors can monitor heart rate, respiration, body temperature and other vital signs.

The company's first offering will be the Smart Shirt System, which incorporates what they call the Wearable Motherboard Smart Shirt. This system will allow athletes to better monitor their performance, and can off load data to watches, PDAs, cell phones or computers. The shirts can also be used to easily monitor medically fragile patients, as well as keeping tabs on the health of fire fighters and other first responders in emergency situations.

For a chance to beta test their Smart Shirts send email through the Contact Us link under Press Room.


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