This Smart T-Shirt Captures Biometric Data to Diagnose Problems

By: Michael Hemsworth - May 19, 2017
References: lefil.ulaval & newatlas
Clothing is becoming the latest area of the consumer product market to be given a tech-focused overhaul, which is evident with this smart T-shirt being developed by researchers at a university in Quebec.

The shirt works by utilizing a hollow optical fiber that has been coated with a layer of silver that sits at the chest in order to monitor for breathing problems in real-time. This takes readings on every breath in order to ensure that the wearer can be monitored without having to attached traditional electrodes or sensors.

The smart T-shirt is the design work of researchers at the Université Laval's Faculty of Science and Engineering and its Center for Optics, Photonics, and Lasers in Quebec City.