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FITNESS TRACKER PRINTED ON YOUR CLOTHES

FITNESS TRACKER PRINTED ON YOUR CLOTHES

Hitting the track with a bulky fitness tracker on your wrist or hip may soon be a thing of the past. Tiny sensors that can be embedded into a shirt or even a pair of glasses are now able to continuously track your heart rate, log miles walked and calculate calories burned.

These sensors are possible because scientists have developed new technologies that allow tiny, stretchable electrical circuits to be printed onto fabric. These new technologies — from printable ink to yarn that can conduct an electrical impulse — are being paired with rugged sensors, to create new types of wearable fitness trackers.And unlike other trackers, these can simply be tossed in the wash after a sweaty workout

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