The first "Shirt-Revolution"
This creation was "close2catch" and is a technological revolution. A shirt that measures what is available with sensors today. Because you'll have a lot of healthcare data at hand the possible uses are endless. The making of is a result of a tie-up between the US-based Georgia Tech Research Corporation and SensaTex Inc.
When incorporated into the design of clothing, the technology could quietly monitor the wearer's heart rate, EKG, respiration, temperature, and a host of vital functions, alerting the wearer or physician if there is a problem.
Whenever vital signs are useful or needed the shirt and it's technology will make sense. Think about sport or even policemen and fire-worker. You can monitor elderly or people with heart problems and communicate to the doctor. It's just too much to write it down here. You can read the whole weblog and will find so many applications…
The data collected is relayed to a controller unit that is kept in the pocket of the shirt. The unit also contains accelerometers – a type of motion sensor – which can detect movements.
Just think for a second about how small computer chip's already are and how small they can become. Pretty close from now this "controller unit" will be invisible (and washable too ;-).
It's not here yet but close enough and it sounds better then the LifeShirt.
More background information and application ideas here: Mumbai Mirror