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Hybrid fabric makes any clothing a fitness tracker

Jul 13, 2017, 8:36 AM EDT
(Source: Nick Cross/flickr)
(Source: Nick Cross/flickr)

Researchers at Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a computerized fabric that’s highly sensitive for tracking minute motor movements and could be an ideal replacement for hard, inflexible materials used in most wearable computing systems today.

The silicone-textile hybrid sensors inch us closer to smart apparels of the future, where clothing would double up as digital devices, writes Seeker.

The technology could give a new direction to home healthcare, for example, soft clinical devices with the ability of wearable diagnostics and coupled therapeutics, could monitor patients in their homes, notes Wyss Institute.

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