June 7, 2013
Conscious Clothing, the latest in chic, wearable pollution tracking tech
For the eco-conscious people out there and there are plenty of us, Conscious Clothing, is just what Mother Earth ordered. The latest technology that’s hit the space is of the wearable kind. The prototype was showcased at an innovation challenge sponsored by (deep breath) the National Institutes of Health, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It’s been described as a “wearable breathing analysis tool” and comprises of a variety of sensors that are designed to fit around your chest. These sensors measure breathing volume and calculates the particulate matter inhaled. The data is transmitted in real-time via good old Bluetooth to possibly your cell phone or tablet.
With the $100,000 award money granted to the three designers of this technology environmentalists have just gained another weapon in the fight against pollution.
[Via – Cnet]