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Smart T-Shirts that Monitor Human Body

Sensatex has designed a wearable T-Shirt with soft, washable fabric that records heart and respiration rates, body temperature and calories burned.

Called SmartShirts, these are fitted with tiny sensors and information is relayed wirelessly to doctors or personal trainers.

Medical applications of the t-shirt include the monitoring of outpatients with chronic illnesses, elderly patients, and perhaps babies judged to be at risk from SIDS or sudden infant death syndrome.

Other applications might include the monitoring of emergency service workers such as police officers and fire service workers, and field testing will start later this year.

These smart shirts were originally created by the Department of Defense Advance Research Project Agency, the same agency that invented the Internet.

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Source: MedGadget | Cool Gadgets | TIME | Wired