Taiwan’s Industrial Research Institute has developed a line of clothing that can monitor the wearer’s vital signs without making direct contact with skin. The product, known as iSmartweaR utilizes a single antenna radar sensing design with low-power microwave technology. The clothing can detect vital signs such as heart rate, breathing rate, and activity levels, without the use of compression clothing or electrodes.
The team at TIRI hopes to make this product marketable to the general public, although it has potential for certain professions such as firefighters and police officers. To learn more about iSmartweaR, watch the video above.
(Source: Medical Design Technology)