One of the problems with wearables is that there are differences from body to body and it can be a challenge to come up with a solution that's truly one-size-fits-all—and that's where MIT's new wearable kit comes in. MIT created an accessible toolkit that uses electrical impedance tomography (EIT) so that users can integrate it how they see fit. As the MIT team recognizes, "Existing devices can also only sense motion, limiting users to understanding only how they change positions over time but EIT-kit can sense actual muscle activity."
This non-invasive technology is useful for measuring when muscles are tensed or relaxed and it has been used for applications such as testing lung functions or even detecting cancer. In the form of this accessible kit, the tech is applied to sensing muscle movements.