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Your T-Shirt Could Soon Tell You if Your Heart Is Ok

‘Smart threads’ embedded in the fabric monitor heart signals

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Article via LabRoots

Forget uncomfortable chest straps or clunky wristbands — thanks to a new innovation in nanotechnology, your t-shirt could one day help monitor your health. Researchers at Rice University created flexible carbon nanotube fibers that can easily be woven into clothing and…



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River D'Almeida, Ph.D

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