Tokyo-based Xenoma has incorporated its Printed Circuit Fabric into e-skin shirts that can track movement and gestures—bending, twisting, stretching—analyze your breathing and remind you to sit up straight. It also has possibility as a game and AR controller. All this, and it’s machine washable.
The shirt’s fabric has flexible wires and sensors hidden in it and the company says you can wear it as comfortably as your garden-variety, less expensive nondigital shirt. A centralized controller, the Hub, sends biometric data to your smartphone, tablet, or PC via Bluetooth. So, for example, a golfer wearing the e-skin shirt would get feedback about what about his form or stance is keeping his score in triple digits. Presumably, he will still have to consult a local golf pro for a remedy.
A dev kit is available for $5000 for the first 100 developers, and $7500 after that. But your models had better be fit Men’s Small, because that’s all they have.
Best thing about the e-skin shirt? It makes you look like a buff Tron.