…beta-test the "smart shirt," which has
tiny conductive fibers [woven] into the cotton fabric of a shirt to enable monitoring of physiological activity.
A device smaller than a PDA snaps on the side of the shirt to collect data and transmit it to a computer. The data then is sent wired or wirelessly to clinicians or researchers.
The conductive fiber collects data on a wearer's movement, heart rate and respiration rate in real time. The shirt, minus the snap-on device, is washable….