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 Could Clothes Be Made To Monitor Heart Beat, Other Vital Signs, Automatically?

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Date posted: 21/02/2008

?If I want to monitor a whole body, why not use clothes?? says Danilo De Rossi of Smartex, an Italian firm developing clothes that, according to a recent article in Wired Magazine, do more than look stylish and keep the cold out. Their new line looks great and can keep you healthy and active at the same time.

Tiny sensors woven into the fabric collect information about the wearer?s vital signs (respiration, heart rate, surface and core temperature) and movement, which can be monitored remotely using embedded GPRS transmitters.

The Wealthy prototype is technically very competent, she recently confirmed, but its advantage is in the wearing. ?It has to be comfortable, like underwear really, if people are going to use it,? she concluded.

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