wearable technology ‘connextyle’ helps stroke patients rehabilitate in style #Wearablewednesday
This custom knit wearable is designed with a technical inner sleeve layer and a non-technical outer layer. The processing module wirelessly transmits any collected data via bluetooth, via design boom
jessica smarsch introduces ‘connextyle’, a rehabilitation garment designed for measuring muscle activity. the clothing piece uses a new technology called TexPCBs, which is a silver-coated textile laminated between thermoplastic material, in order to create dry electrodes and measure muscle movement. the data is collected by the TexPCBs and is then sent to a processing module, which also registers movement, and is attached to the garments’ exterior. the design is inspired by the need for data feedback in rehabilitation, and an empathetic approach to wearable technologies.
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