Wang: Data from underpants

U.S. scientists design smart underpants that could save lives“, says the headline on a June 9, 2010, Reuters report. (Thanks to investigator Randy Dotinga for bringing it to our attention.) Details:

SAN DIEGO – A team of U.S. scientists has designed some new men’s briefs that may be comfortable, durable and even stylish but, unlike most underpants, may be able to save lives.

Printed on the waistband and in constant contact with the skin is an electronic biosensor, designed to measure blood pressure, heart rate and other vital signs. The technology, developed by nano-engineering professor Joseph Wang of University of California San Diego and his team, breaks new ground…