Medical value? Can it cure disease? How foolish to assume so, of course it can’t. What the prototypical eT-shirt does much better is monitor the wearer’s vitals. It also has a built-in GPS tracker and thermometer. Currently tested in a Madrid hospital, the eT-Shirt is showing promise.
Developed by a team from a Madrid university, the eT-Shirt is supposed to be the final frontier in patient garb. Definitely looks better than what’s usually available in hospital’s. Since it’s a prototype there no use speculating if it will ever be made available to the medical community or commercial retail.
The technology involved here, however, is promising. Having clothes embedded with electronics to measure vital stats isn’t new and has been around since NASA’s first missions. Where the eT-Shirt can make a difference is by finally reaching out to a broader audience. Imagine if triathletes can wear something like this.
Have a look at the video below.