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06 June 2017

One day your T-shirt might just save your life

One day your T-shirt might just save your life. A newly developed “smart T-shirt” can accurately monitor its wearer’s breathing rate in real time without any sensors or wires attached to the body. Employing a small antenna made of a silver-coated optical fiber sewn into the fabric at chest level, this technological advance may lead to the creation of garments capable of diagnosing and monitoring respiratory problems. This could prove particularly valuable to individuals who suffer from conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, sleep apnea or asthma.

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