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CES 2018: Smart undergarments that can control smart homes

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jan 10, 2018, 4:18 pm IST
Updated Jan 10, 2018, 4:27 pm IST
These tech-filled undergarments can track what’s happening inside user’s body and can also control smart home.
The new tech is similar to Google and Levi’s Jacquard jacket — an array of sensors integrated into the fabric.
 The new tech is similar to Google and Levi’s Jacquard jacket — an array of sensors integrated into the fabric.

Just when you thought smart wearables will be limited to fitness band and smartwatches, Myant, has come up with smart underwear that will soon make its way to the market.

The company has started taking pre-orders for Skiin, its new line of ‘smart’ underwear and bras. These tech-filled undergarments can track what’s happening inside user’s body and can also control smart home.

 

The new tech is similar to Google and Levi’s Jacquard jacket — an array of sensors integrated into the fabric. Each undergarment is powered by a small, rechargeable module that can be removed from the fabric and charged wirelessly.

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Skiin’s underwear and bras comprise of six different sensors that can track heart rate, pressure, temperature, and motion, as well as your body fat and hydration levels. The sensors collect data and constantly beam the insights on the dedicated app on user’s smartphone.

The tech could also help automate smart home products. The company is still working on its API for third-party developers but already has a few integrations in the works. Connecting with Nest, for example, could automatically adjust your thermostat based on user’s body temperature. Connecting with Spotify would automatically play user’s favourite tunes. The company is also in talks with game developers, which would allow them to automatically adjust the gameplay based on player’s stress level.

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