Smart Textiles, New Trend, New Opportunities For PTC

A new trend is gaining ground in several regions of the world, that would open potential opportunities for PTC professionals, as well: smart textiles. A prototype of a smart T-shirt that can be used to monitor heart activity has been presented in Lithuania. Attached to this T-shirt is a portable cardiograph weighing just about 60 grams, which sends a signal to a cell phone. The information from the phone travels to the database on the server.

This will allow medical staff to get information about patients’ heart activity and view their ECG data around the clock. According to Mr. Geldiminas Mikulenas, the project’s initiatior, early diagnosis of diseases and their monitoring would prevent a number of complication.