posted at 17:00
Author: Mark Sullivan
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:39:24 +0000
New Hexoskin smart shirt uses sewn-in sensors to get heart rate, respiration
The company's new garment, the Arctic Smart Shirt, uses three sensors - two just under the chest and one on the lower right side - woven into the fabric to track various biometrics. These include basic metrics such as heart rate, step count, sleep duration, and calories burned, as well as more complicated algorithm-driven stats like heart rate recovery, heart rate variability, breathing rate, breathing volume, activity level, and acceleration. In all the shirt collects 42,000 data points per minute, Hexoskin says. All these data points are delivered to an iOS or Android app via a small Bluetooth device that rests in the pocket of the shirt. "The Arctic Smart Shirt is the world's first cold weather biometric smart shirt," Hexoskin says. The shirt is a black, fits close to the body, and has a turtleneck and long sleeves. NASA is now using Hexoskin's sensor clothing in a Mars simulation in Hawaii. The Arctic Smart Shirt will be available in December and will retail for $199. Mobile developer or publisher? VentureBeat is studying mobile marketing automation.

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