Sensors in apparel and accessories.
Coming soon; belts that watch your waist size, neckwear that matches to dress shirts, jewelry that tells time, footwear that counts steps, and much more... DJK
NEWS FROM CES 2014
Some companies are hoping you'll want to play it closer to the chest. Instead of having a heart-rate monitor's wire strapped to your chest, you can pull on the OMSignal's spandex shirt. Sensors wirelessly transmit heart-rate and breathing information to your smartphone. Heapsylon's Sensoria high-tech clothing does the same. Its sports bra and fitness T-shirt contain textile electrodes to monitor your vitals. And yes, you can toss the connected shirts in the washing machine—minus the delicate electronics, of course.
Slouchers are running out of excuses. Lumo BodyTech's Bluetooth LumoBack belt vibrates when your posture droops, and connects to the iPhone to remind you to sit up straight. If a Velcro belt isn't fashionable enough for you, the company's new Lumo Lift clasp can be put on a shirt or bra strap.