eT-shirt from Spain is good for your heart, just like that magical fruit

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Wouldn’t it be great if there was a shirt(or something vaguely resembling a shirt) that monitored our heart rate at all times? Well, wait. There is! Researchers at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid have created an intelligent eT-shirt that purports to do just that.

Hey you hypochondriacs out there. It is intended for hospital use, to make it easier on doctors to monitor their patients. Also, it’s not just for your heart. The shirt is embedded with electrodes that monitor its wearer’s vitals, and a removable thermometer and accelerometer for the collection of temperature and positioning data.

This has already been tested in a hospital in Madrid and it passed with flying colors. No word on its bedside manner though. You never know with shirts. Sometimes they can be real sticks in the mud.