The "Fit" vital signs monitoring shirt allows medical professionals and fitness enthusiasts to easily obtain frequent and less costly vital sign measurements. The highly integrated shirt incorporates a 3-lead electrocardiogram (ECG), and also measures body temperature and motion. All diagnostic tools are packaged in a shirt that is comfortable to wear.
The new form of smart clothing integrates dry ECG sensor technology, complex signal-processing technology, a temperature sensor, a motion sensor, an ultra-low-power microcontroller, and wireless electronics. The design is the result of the combined experience, expertise, and inventive synergies from three collaborating companies, Maxim Integrated, Clearbridge VitalSigns
, and Orbital Research
. The smart shirt represents a new era in preventive medical care that will make health care more affordable and accessible.