What Your Underwear Says About You
from the potty-talk dept
Well, if you’re not going to shove an ID chip under your skin how about sticking some sensors in your underwear? Researchers at Nokia, Vodafone and Philips (among others) are working on medical sensor equipment that can be woven into underwear, and can monitor a wearer’s health and even warn them if they might be having a stroke. The idea is to make the sensor as unobtrusive as possible, but still have it so that it’s always being worn (well, one would hope not always — just don’t have a stroke in the shower). Other possible uses would be to monitor your weight and exercise patterns and your general medical health. I imagine this would go well with the high tech toilet that monitors your health and emails your doctor with information as well. Hell, why not combine them. Let your underwear talk with your toilet via bluetooth or something.