Biodevices Vital Jacket Monitors Heart

 - Apr 22, 2008   Updated: Aug 9 2011
References: vitaljacket & talk2myshirt
Recently, we are seeing more and more fashology that incorporates technology into fashion and clothing. The latest addition is the Vital Jacket by Biodevices, an intelligent wearable garment that continuously monitors electrocardiogram (ECG) wave and Heart Rate.

Such bio-monitoring clothing is allows freedom of movement for patients who need constant monitoring and data collection. Another market for such technology is high performance sports and fitness enthusiasts who want to flexibly log their vitals during workouts.

Implications - The combination of textiles and mircoelectronics is what makes the Vital Jacket so unique. The jacket was designed with multiple contexts in mind. Users can select their desired heart rate and be notified via a vibrating alarm.