Thursday, October 14, 2004

My Underwear is telling me I'm about to have a Stroke!

So your walking down the street and all of a sudden a sensor goes off indicating your blood pressure is too high and you are about to have a stroke. What do you do? Consult your underwear!
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A group of 33 firms have unveiled the prototype of a portable heart monitor that would use sensors woven into underwear to warn patients before they suffer a stroke.

The system, which requires further research, keeps track of important risk factors for heart disease, such as inactivity, poor sleep and stress.
Software will help patients become more active and lose weight if needed.