Someday, we all might wear our heart (rhythms) on our sleeves. Smart clothing is becoming a reality, thanks to major advancements in technology. Here are the hurdles researchers have cleared to make smart garments possible.
Wearables research being conducted by imec and the Holst Centre in Eindhoven, Netherlands is focused on creating smart textiles. The possibilities of this research are exciting. As imec pointed out, "Textile[s] are the perfect platform for wearable electronics: you may forget to wear your smart watch, but you will never forget to wear your (sensor) T-shirt."
MD+DI spoke with Jeroen Van den Brand, program manager at the Holst Centre about the work on smart garments. He explained a few of the challenges that researchers are solving.
Read on for more about how smart clothing is made.
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[Image courtesy of IMEC & HOLST CENTRE]