With similar capabilities to the FitBit or Nike FuelBand, Carre Technologies has developed a wearable piece of technology called HexoSkin, a hi-tech fabric shirt with built-in sensors that can measure an assortment of fitness data. HexoSkin is able to measure a user’s heart rate, breathing rate, and step count.
Carre Technologies also developed a few different mobile apps that pair up with their wearable to provide users with an in-depth analysis of whatever it is they are using the device for. The main application is called HxDashboard, and is used to display the fitness data and analyze individual fitness performance. The HexoSkin contains 150 hours of data storage and is constantly in communication with all nearby mobile devices to provide real-time results.
This is just yet another smart object that may be used in the future for health insurance companies, or possibly by cardiologists looking to monitor patients post-surgery. With more and more devices performing similar functions, there will surely be a technology developed that combines all aspects of each device to create extremely intelligent objects with much greater potential.
Interested in purchasing one? Check out http://www.hexoskin.com/