Market expectations of mass-produced wearable technologies continue to grow as a generation surrounded with non-stop digital communication and entertainment looks for the next “must have” devices. The July 2014 Wearable Technologies Conference in San Francisco, Calif., featured many whiz-bang functional fashions, including the ambiotex T-shirt, which measures the wearer’s pulse rate, breathing, heart-rate variability, calorie consumption, stress level and physical activity in real time.
A manufacturer of custom mobile solutions for smartphones and tablets, match2blue GmbH, Mainz, Germany, introduced the ambiotex T-shirt, which will be on the market in October 2014. Designed in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits, it provides precise measurements of physical data that can be displayed on a smartphone or tablet. Athletes can use the T-shirt to plan and optimize daily training sessions, but people with specific health conditions can wear it as an early warning system or call for help.
Those with health problems exacerbated by stress, such as sleep disorders, heart disease, high blood pressure or depression, can use the T-shirt for a periodic reality check. An integrated fall detection function automatically alerts designated contacts that the user is in need of assistance. In emergencies from muggings to mountain bike accidents, one touch of a button sends out an alarm and the user’s exact geographic coordinates. With all of its functions, the shirt is lightweight, close-fitting and easy to wear under normal clothing. To be the first one on the block to have the ambiotex T-shirt, sign up for email updates at www.ambiotex.com.