“Fit” shirt monitors your vital signs automatically.
The “Fit” shirt features equipment able to take limited ECG readings, along with body temperature and motion, which can then be transmitted to a computer or smartphone via bluetooth and then on to a physician via the internet. The company behind the shirt claims that by monitoring patients vital signs remotely and in real time, health care costs could be reduced by up to 10x.
The design will be shown at electronica 2012 next month, where it will likely attract a lot of interest - the market for wearable devices is forecast to reach over 100 million units per year by 2016.
Let’s hope they’re working on something this advanced to monitor blood sugar levels in diabetics (especially for Type 1 diabetics).