Intel and AIQ are planning to release a ‘smart shirt’ this summer


Clothes are the original “wearables,” but Intel wants to make them smarter. At the Code Conference today, the company showed off a shirt with conductive fibers for tracking your heart rate. Designed by partner AIQ, the shirt uses Intel’s Edison development board to stream EKG information over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The box of electronics plugs into the shirt when you’re using it, and then unplugs when you need to wash. While most of us probably wouldn’t need to monitor our heartrate on a regular basis, this shirt is built with cyclists in mind. Other uses could include monitoring kids and...

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