Smarty-Pants Will Be Able To Monitor Your Health

Smarty-Pants Will Be Able To Monitor Your Health

Sarah Rae Smith
May 3, 2010

Out of all the places for technology to be found in the home, we never really thought our underwear drawer would be one of them. Researchers have discovered that they can screen print biometric sensors onto men's briefs that can help monitor changes in body chemistry. Are you ok with underpants that know you've had too much to drink?

The sensors are being screen printed in small strips on the back of the waistband for men's briefs. They are able to detect changes in things like blood alcohol, heart rate, and more.

We can see application possibilities for sports and also home monitoring for elderly family members, making you feel safer leaving them home alone, especially if they have current medical conditions that require monitoring or attention.

Do you like people monitoring things from your underpants? Or would you rather stick to your routing doctor's appointment instead?

(via: Popular Science via Inhabitat)
(Image: Inhabitat)

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