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Friday, January 17, 2014

Smart Shirt

French fashion is growing rapidly to produce smart clothes made from knit fabric which has a micro sensor. So as to reveal the state of the wearer when he was tired or unhealthy. Cityzen Sciences, a French company that is showing off a smart shirt equipped with the scanner to read the body heat, heart rhythm, movement and place.
Smart shirt knows when you're weary or unwell. (Picture from: http://news.kuwaittimes.net/)
"The fabric can be used for clothing, gloves, shirts, pants, or a call which is," said Gilbert Reveillon, international director of Cityzen, major companies in the consortium that created the device.

He replied, "This is the first time we managed to unite the two industries, integrating sensors in the fabric." Sensors on the wearer's shirt can capture data and information move it through the tool of small battery powered hidden sewn on the brand.

The data is then instantly sent wirelessly to a smart phone which is equipped with application and can provide warnings about the potential to have physical problems. Applications that can indicate whether the person wearing the shirt being tired, stressed or even going to have a heart attack.
A screen grab from Cityzen's video shows a man exercising while wearing a shirt made of "Smart Sensing" material. (Picture from: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/)
"We can not prevent a heart attack is happening but can detect a few hours or even a few days earlier," said Reveillon told AFP. The material was developed jointly by a team of French sport and health industry. Cityzen smart shirt was honored as the first findings in the digital health summit.

"Really like science fiction," said Paul Slavin, Operating chief of Everyday Health after reward innovation at Cityzen. Everyday Health is a digital health company that funded the award. Smart fabrics that can be washed and ironed without worrying. "In two years, including washing, new battery requires recharging," Raveillon promise.

The clothing material costs 30 to 40 percent more expensive than regular fabric. These fabrics are expected to enter the market later this year. "It would be a good global health as fashion or sports clothing," said Raveillon. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AFP | NEWS.COM.AU]
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