Van den Brand pointed out that while his team works on wearable devices as well as smart clothing, garments do offer advantages in certain cases.
"The big advantage of a garment is that it covers a large part of your body which also means that sensing . . . measures over a large part of the human body. If you want to measure a really high-quality ECG signal . . . you have access to the full front and back of the body. You can just choose the optimal size and location of the electrodes while with a wristband that's just not possible," Van den Brand said.
He added, "If you want to monitor running, the way that people move their legs and the joints in their legs . . . you...