Samsung Smart Shirt Coming For Sportsmen, Others

Multiple sports sponsorship outfit Samsung, appears to have gone beyond sponsorship to further touch the lives of sportsmen, fans and other stakeholders as it is thought to be venturing into health by developing a new smart shirt with build in sensors that can diagnose diseases through your smart phone

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The technology uses sensors to make extensive lung function readings by detecting sound from the organs and providing diagnosis and advice, LetsGoDigital reports.

The Korean manufacturing giant have respiratory diseases can be diagnosed as well as the frequency and strength of breath can be measured.

A number of different diagnoses can be made including pneumonia and bronchitis, but also chronic lung diseases such as asthma and COPD are recognised.

According to a patent filed with the World Intellectual Property Organisation, the technology takes your health history into account along with your Body Mass Index.

To get the correct diagnosis, the user’s age, gender, weight and height are taken into account along with their medical history.

The sensors connect to the smartphone, so the user can read the diagnosis, like ‘pneumonia symptoms’ or ‘respiratory infection’ on the screen.

Based on the result, advice is then given, varying from preventive to emergency measures.

It has already introduced their smart suit last year and a smart skating suit with which the Dutch short trackers could train for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

Last month they released Samsung smart shoes, which give athletes real-time feedback on their training performance.

The sensors can also be integrated into other types of clothing. It is not known when the smart clothing range will be on the market to the general public.

Although the company says that the possibilities are ‘endless’.

‘Consider, for example, a professional footballer who is on the sports field, where the lung function can be monitored in real time,’ a spokesperson said.

‘But also for a sick baby or child this technological solution can offer a solution.’

‘If you can easily make a long scan at home, that is of course a big win. Obviously the smart shirt must be made a size smaller for this group of users.’

Football clubs like Juventus and Chelsea enjoy Samsung partnership and the new effort some say may come handy during players’ medicals.