Monday, Nov. 19, 2001

Smartshirt Sensors

Inventors: Georgia Tech Research Corp. & SensaTex Inc.

Is that crushing pain a heart attack, or pulled muscles from yesterday's pec-deck session? Ask your T shirt. Made of a soft, washable fabric with optical and electrical fibers woven into it, the SmartShirt records heart and respiration rates, body temperature and calories burned. Information is relayed wirelessly and can be sent on to doctors or personal trainers. Future planned products include shirts for military use that would provide a trapped soldier's exact location and give triage units details about wounds.

Availability: By next September, for about $175
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