Now, track health in pregnancy with smart clothes!

  • PTI, Washington
  • Updated: Jan 25, 2015 18:32 IST

Moms-to-be, take note! A designer in the US has developed smart maternity clothes that track the health of pregnant women and also adjust to a growing bump.

The clothes, designed by Blake Uretsky, a fashion student at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, have conductive silver fibres woven into the fabric.

The clothes include blouses, trousers, skirts and even an evening gown. The clothing comes in neutral colours and adjusts to a growing bump.

Silver wires made by Pennsylvania firm Notable Biomaterials are threaded through the empire waistline and register the wearer's temperature, heart rate, blood pressure and respiration, 'New Scientist' reported.

A small device on the belt relays this data back to a smartphone app.

With the help of doctors, wearers can set the app to ping them if their is a problem with their vital signs.

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