There are rumors that underwear is becoming much more interesting these days.
In fact, your underwear is becoming smarter thanks to the innovation of artificial intelligence in the electronic textile industry.
Myant Inc., a leading innovation center in portable items, has developed smart underwear that could become one of the most reliable and effective ways to detect and prevent health problems. Underwear current includes biometric sensors that measure things like sleep quality, activity, stress level, temperature, and electrocardiography (ECG) *.
As consumers wear underwear, Myant’s SKIIN brand fabric sensors re-send data to a corresponding application. Myant’s platform analyzes data, provides guidance on lifestyle changes, and allows users to share information with healthcare providers.
Underwear is a good choice for a smart piece because it makes close and constant contact with the body, essential for continuous skin sensors.
Myant’s underwear innovations fit the biggest trend of e-textiles and smart clothing, driven by artificial intelligence and small semiconductor technology. Scientists are replacing health monitoring devices such as watches and chest straps with comfortable, smart pieces.
Healthcare providers and developers believe that advances like these will increase compliance and lead to better health outcomes.
What can Smart Garments do?
Fiber technology works by incorporating sensors directly into textiles (such as weaving additional yarn into an existing piece of fabric) or applying sensors to the top of the fabric. Either way, the garment should have direct contact with the skin while wearing it.
The use cases of e-textiles go far beyond simple health control. Smart pieces are developed to do things like:
● Diagnose the comfort levels of amputees by monitoring the interaction between them and their artificial limb.
● Evaluate patterns in athletes’ performance and produce small electrical discharges to lower-performing muscles
● Awaken sleeping drivers on the road before accidents occur, with integrated fatigue control
● Temporarily turn off couples’ smartphones so they can focus on spending time together
● Connect to smart home systems to do things like change the thermostat when your body is cold (or hot)
● Measuring hand function in patients with neurological disorders
● Improve the safety of firefighters and other first aid during emergencies by controlling heart rate and body temperature
The future of smart clothes
The number of potential applications and markets for e-textiles is wide, including military and space, automotive, virtual reality hats, sports and fitness, and assistive clothing.
IDTechEx’s latest report on this emerging market, “Electronic Textiles and Smart Clothing 2020-2030: Technologies, Markets, and Players,” predicts the industry will be worth more than $ 1.4 billion by 2030.
As this industry grows and companies figure out how to incorporate this advanced technology into their products and bring them to market, your favorite item of clothing can be a pair of smart panties that remind you when to take insulin or take it. a glass of water.
If you want to learn more about technology trends, such as wearable technology, you might like my book: Technological trends in practice: the 25 technologies that are driving the fourth industrial revolution.