Imec and Holst Centre researchers have developed a smart t-shirt that monitors heart rate, heart rate variability, activities performed and calories burned. The data is shared via the cloud to a user or doctor’s phone, tablet or computer.
The fabric contains miniaturized electronic modules with high accuracy and ultra-low power multi-sensor data acquisition chips. Processing, battery and bluetooth are embedded. The module can be removed to wash the shirt or charge the battery.
The original properties of the fabric are preserved, and the t-shirt remains flexible, stretchable, breathable, lightweight and washable.