Heart monitoring shirt made with flexible carbon nanotube fibers

October 11th, 2021

A newly developed conductive thread can be sewn into fabrics with a regular sewing machine. Photo: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University. Researchers at Brown School of Engineering at Rice University, Houston, Texas, have successfully woven flexible carbon nanotube fibers into clothing for accurate and more comfortable heart monitoring. The lab of chemical and biomolecular engineer Matteo Pasquali reported in the […]

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Smart shirt to minimize back pain, improve posture

October 30th, 2015

Privately held Adela Health of Altadena, Calif., is developing TruPosture, a slim, high-tech vest that aims to fix a user’s spine and alleviate or eliminate back pain. Featuring nanosensors, Lycra and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that lasts a week, TruPosture measures the curve of the wearer’s spine and gives detailed instructions on how to adjust […]

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