A group of academics at an Irish university are scheduled to develop a line of smart clothes that will surely help the elderly with their daily activities through the aid of technology.
According to reports, the researchers from the University of Ulster are now looking into making hi-tech smart clothing where they could place electronic devices into the clothing that will provide valuable information such as the heart rate and timetables when the bus will arrive and many more. The project is set to last for three years.
The New Dynamics of Ageing Program is said to be funding the research and the team will get valuable assistance from a number of universities based within United Kingdom.
The Computer Science Research Institute in the University of Ulster is currently working on “assistive technologies for independent living and healthcare monitoring.”
Professor Bryan Scotney said that intelligent data analysis will take place once the technology is finished. The user-friendly smart clothing will feel as comfortable as the ordinary ones.
One of the teams helping this undertaking is the Smart Clothes and Wearable Technology group at the University of Wales.