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Materials

Smart shirt debuts

by Michael McCoy
April 3, 2017 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 95, ISSUE 14

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Credit: Holst Centre
Holst’s smart shirt can monitor a wearer’s health.
Credit: Holst Centre
Holst’s smart shirt can monitor a wearer’s health.

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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