Clothing With A Brain: "Smart Fabrics" That Monitor Health, University of Michigan And Jiangnan University Study

Published: Dec 04, 2008

Medical News Today -- Researchers in United States and China are reporting progress toward a simple, low-cost method to make "smart fabrics," electronic textiles capable of detecting diseases, monitoring heart rates, and other vital signs. A report on these straight-out-of-science-fiction-fibers, made of carbon nanotubes, is scheduled for the December 10 issue of ACS' Nano Letters, a monthly publication.

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