PhilaU Students Develop High-Tech Shirt That Monitors Thirst: Verizon News

What if your shirt could monitor your heart rate, tell you when you’re getting dehydrated and keep track of your range of motion during exercise or strenuous activity?

Philadelphia University students collaborated with Verizon Emerging Technologies’ team to develop a sensorized “smart” shirt that can do just those things, Verizon┬ánoted in its its news column. PhilaU students took on the task of creating a new type of consumer wearable as part of a Nexus challenge project started last year.

“If you get students on these projects as sophomores and juniors, they become so much more mature about opportunities driven by industry,” said Mark Sunderland, textile engineer and Robert J. Reichlin High-Performance Apparel Chair at PhilaU.

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