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Innovation of the week: The smart T-shirt

A "smart" T-shirt that keeps tracks of your vital signs, and more

Innovation of the week: The smart T-shirt

Intel showed off a new "piece of wearable computer-like clothing" last week: a T-shirt made from conductive fibers that can track wearers' vital statistics, such as their heart rate, and deliver them to a smartphone or a computer through Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, said Nick Bilton at The New York Times. The shirt, which Intel is marketing as gear for fitness-conscious customers, is constructed using small sensors that are woven into the fabric.