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Smart clothes that keep an eye on your health

We all use clothes, so why not use them to prevent diseases and promote our well-being? A comfortable and close-fitting tank top with discrete sensors may become part of the healthcare of the future.

The integrated sensors measure heart rate and breathing, then send signals to an electronic device. The information can be used in several ways; for self-diagnosis, as a basis for doctors’ diagnoses, as an alarm for breathing problems and within the world of sports to measure development and performance. The garment may become part of the smart homes of the future, in which the house itself actively works with the residents.

Li Guo recently defended her thesis, Textile-Based Sensors and Smart Clothing System for Respiratory Monitoring, at the Swedish School of Textiles.