What's Next in Wearables: Smart Clothing

A new t-shirt from Intel is able to monitor the wearer's heart rate and send that data wirelessly to a smartphone or other device, according to a report in The New York Times.

The t-shirt, introduced at last week's Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., is embedded with smart fibers able to detect heart rate information and combined with a small Edison computer that plugs into the shirt, can send that information to a mobile device, according to the report.

Mike Bell, head of new devices for Intel, sees this technology as enabling smart clothing that could eventually do more than monitor heart rate.

"The idea with our platform is that we've produced the hardware and software for partners to go off and build stuff with it," said Mr. Bell in a video describing the t-shirt. "You can imagine shirts for kids, for parents to be able to monitor them, or for the elderly and for people that need to be monitored on a 24-by-7 basis."

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