eGarments for athletes and patients

A group at the University of Arkansas has come up with their own nanotextile/sensor e-bra (and e-undershirt for men). Similar to the Nuubo [TA 23 Sept], it has sensors smaller than a dime, the fabric has gold nano-electrodes fabricated on to a flexible base (‘bendy’ sensors!) They communicate with system software via a wireless module that snaps on to the bra and connects to a smartphone, including a GPS. Data monitored includes blood pressure, body temperature, full ECG, respiratory rate, oxygen consumption and some neural activity. Results from the sensor system have been published in the Journal of Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine. The sports bra that can tell your doctor if you’re having a heart attack (and where to send the ambulance) (Daily Mail/UK)