Smart wellness clothing – from myth to reality?
Smart clothing — hi-tech clothing, electronics, smart textiles — is enhanced by technology that gives clothing, footwear, or accessories more functionality than usual. This category of clothing is also known as e-clothing. Most of these garments are made of advanced textiles embedded with sensors or microchips that collect biometric data on the condition of the wearer's body and how it changes. The data is sent via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to artificial intelligence applications on the smart device. Major fashion companies such as Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour, Levi's, and others are already developing such innovative clothing. Let's take a look at the health-enhancing roles of modern smart clothing and accessories.