Smart shirt debuts | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 95 Issue 14 | p. 19 | Concentrates
Issue Date: April 3, 2017

Smart shirt debuts

Department: Business
Keywords: electronic materials, conductive inks, DuPont
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Holst’s smart shirt can monitor a wearer’s health.
Credit: Holst Centre
A photo of navy-blue smart shirts on a rack. A pair of hands displays the flexible electronics embedded inside one of the shirts.
 
Holst’s smart shirt can monitor a wearer’s health.
Credit: Holst Centre

Researchers from Holst Centre, a Dutch research institute, have developed a prototype “smart shirt” with embedded flexible printed electronics to monitor the wearer’s heartbeat, respiration, and motion. The shirt picks up information with electrodes containing conductive inks from DuPont and shares it with a smartphone. The Holst researchers see remote monitoring with such garments as helping patients get home from the hospital sooner.

 
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