Undershirt monitors heart rate with wearable electrodes

(Credit: DigInfo TV)

If you’ve ever done a 24-hour Holter test, walking around with a heart monitor strapped to your chest isn’t exactly fun.

Japanese telecom giant NTT suggests putting on this undershirt with wearable electrodes instead. It can monitor your heart rate for an extended period.

Announced earlier this year, the shirt was recently shown off at a medical tech trade show in Tokyo.

As seen in the vid below from DigInfo TV, the shirt is discreet and fits comfortably under any regular shirt.

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To create the wearable electrodes, NTT researchers coated the surface of silk and synthetic fiber with PEDOT-PSS conductive polymer.

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