Wearable technology steps up its invasion of the human body with 'smart clothing' — OMsignal's new line of T-shirts that boasts sensors woven into the fabric is only the beginning.
The idea of a watch or wristband with the capacity to track fitness enthusiasts' cardio and respiratory rates is nothing new; however, recent advances have put tech in the textile. Enter the 'smart clothing' revolution. It's the latest craze among young technology companies like OMsignal, whose new line of Biometric Smartwear T-shirts boasts sensors woven directly into the fabric.
The T-shirts are not only able to process the usual vital-sign data during a workout; they also connect the user to the Internet via proxy. The user’s exercise statistics are relayed through the sensors to a 'tracking module' — a small black box clipped onto the shirt that transmits a constant stream of updates to the shirt wearer's smartphone via Bluetooth.