CNN Reports Wearable Technology Could Simultaneously Act as A Remote Doctor
Noble Biomaterials’ Circuitex™ featured in CNN’s Breaking Ground Column
According to a recent article in CNN written by Meera Senthilingam, you can find out all you need to know about your body’s vital signs by getting dressed.
Meera reports that the burgeoning market for intelligent clothing that can measure stats including your heart and respiratory rate has resulted in a broad range of wearables, which could one-day act simultaneously as an on-call doctor.
Bennett Fisher, Noble Biomaterials General Manager overseeing Circuitex™ commented, “People can be monitored 24/7 and not have to be in hospital to do it. The data collected can provide a general profile of a person’s health.”
The article shared that the secret ingredient to these smart fabrics is silver.
Meera stated, “The technology is based on the use of conductive yarns — most commonly made with silver — which are woven into fabrics to act as sensors that detect electrical signals, acting as electrocardiograms (ECGs) and electromyograms (EMGs) to measure heart rate and muscle activity respectively. The silver can either be woven in throughout a piece of clothing or else through tapes or patches sewn into specific regions.”
Find the full article here: http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/07/tech/smart-clothes-track-your-health/index.html