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Gunze develops smart underwear that measures health data
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Jan '16
Courtesy: Kyodo
Courtesy: Kyodo
Gunze Ltd. in collaboration with NEC Corp has developed underwear that can measure the wearer's heart rate, calorie consumption and back straightness.

“The machine-washable garment, knitted with conductive metallic textiles will be showcased with other medical devices at the Wearable Expo to be held from January 13-15, 2016 in Tokyo,” Kyodo reported.

“The metallic textiles serve as sensors for the health data and can quantify the degree of stoop, while the data can be sent wirelessly to a smartphone automatically,” Kyodo added.

The data on the smartphone can be stored online using NEC's cloud technology for various uses, including by a gym instructor, who offers advice to customers based on their postures and other health information.

The two firms are currently developing an app that will let users to browse their underwear data on their smartphones so that a prospective service for gym users can be launched by the end of March 2017. (AR)

 

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

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