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Printed on the waistband and in constant contact with the skin is an electronic biosensor, designed to measure blood pressure, heart rate and other vital signs.
The technology, developed by nano-engineering professor Joseph Wang of University of California San Diego and his team, breaks new ground in the field of intelligent textiles and is part of shift in focus in healthcare from hospital-based treatment to home-based management.
The project is being funded by the U.S. military with American troops likely to be the first recipients.
Ultimately, the biosensor that detects an injury will also be able to direct the release of drugs to relieve pain and even treat the wound.