Improving vital signs readings with nanotube threads

Rice2Functions such as heart rate monitoring and continuous electrocardiogram readings can be enhanced by conductive nanotube threads stitched into regular apparel.

Developed by the Brown School of Engineering laboratory of Matteo Pasquali at Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA, the threads are said to be just as conductive as metal wires, but washable, comfortable and far less likely to break when a body is in motion, according to the researchers.

For the full story, see the October 2021 edition of Smart Textiles & Wearables.


Photo: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University