Smart t-shirt developed with respiratory monitor

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A team at Quebec City’s Université Laval has come up with a wearable sensor that would make monitoring a person’s respiratory rate much easier and more comfortable. The lightweight cotton t-shirt was engineered with hospital patients in mind, so their breathing could be tracked without any intrusive (and often unwieldy) wires and patients would be much more mobile and free to move around. The sensor is discretely sewn into the shirt at chest level where it can sense the chest expanding and contracting with each breath, and bends when the user breaths. The antenna is a spiral of fibers made…

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