Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is all set to plunge into the wearable section of digital advanced technology. The company is coming up with wearable shirts that have sensors which monitor heart rate and other critical aspects of the person wearing those.
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)’s Mike Bell said in an interview with re/code: “This may be our first foray into fashion. This shirt has smart, connected fibers embedded in it that can tell you things about your heart rate while you exercise or do whatever you do while you are wearing this shirt”
When asked about details about the shirt, Bell said:
“This shirt is developed by a partner company AIQ, and essentially they have this great technology where they can build these sensors out of conductive fibers. So this is actually metal. And we have technology. It is a little chip, which we’ve named the Edison chip; it is a really smart firmware that we’ve built into this box and we can combine it to get a very accurate heart rate measurement, just by wearing this shirt.”
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)’s head of new devices further explained about the connectivity options:
“This particular box, because it has got Edison inside, has both Bluetooth and WiFi; so it can send it to your tablet. You can imagine we could have built one with a 3G chip and so you could be sending it to the cloud as you bike. That really depends on what product you want to take.”
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)’s specially designed wearable gear and Edison is set to be compatible with any smartphone. Intel has recently acquired Basis, a company that specializes in wrist wearable. Moreover, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is planning to build different devices and chips for different types of wearable gear as wearable fashion keeps changing and people need different sizes so it’s not going to be of one standard size or type.
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