It seems that Samsung is developing a new smart T-shirt with built-in sensors that can diagnose disease via a smartphone. The technology uses sensors that can make extensive lung function readings detecting sounds from the organs and providing diagnoses and advice, reports LetsGoDigital.
The Korean giant claims that respiratory illnesses can be diagnosed, and the frequency and power of breath can be measured. A variety of diagnoses including pulmonary inflammation and bronchitis can also be performed, but chronic lung diseases such as asthma and HOBP (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) are also recognized. According to a patent submitted by the company to the World Intellectual Property Organization, technology takes into account your medical history along with your body mass index.
To get the correct diagnosis, age, sex, weight and height of the user, as well as their medical history, were taken into account. The sensors connect to the smartphone so that the user can read the diagnosis, such as “symptoms of pneumonia” or “respiratory infection” on the screen. Based on the results, tips are given that differ from preventive to emergency.
Last year, the company presented its smart wardrobe and smart skating suit with which Dutch athletes could train for the Winter Olympics in 2018. Last month, they came out with Samsung smart shoes, giving athletes real-time feedback about how they did the training.
Sensors can also be integrated into other types of clothing. It is not known when a wide public will be found on the market, although the company says that the possibilities are “endless”. “Consider, for example, a professional footballer who is on the field, where the lung function can be monitored in real time,” the spokesman said. “But for a sick baby or child, this technological solution can offer an answer. If you can easily record a detailed scan at home, this is, of course, a great win. Obviously, a smart t-shirt must be the right size for this group of users. ”
However, as we know, not all patents that have been submitted and approved have become reality, as large companies regularly submit patent requests for their ideas, so we have to wait.