Wednesday, June 16, 2010


I don't know if I'm comfortable wearing underwear that's smarter than I am.

A team of scientists at the University of California at San Diego have invented the first-ever pair of SMART UNDERWEAR . . . a pair of men's briefs that can actually SAVE YOUR LIFE.

The underwear's brain is in its elastic waistband. That waistband contains an electronic biosensor that measures your blood pressure, heart rate and vital signs. If you're hurt, it can even release painkillers right into your body.

The project was funded by the U.S. military, so the first people who will get the smart underwear will be the troops. (I mean . . . it's not body armor . . . but at least it's something, right?)

Joseph Wang is the nano-engineering professor at UCSD who led the project. He says, quote, "[These] monitor the injury of soldiers. The goal is to develop minimally-invasive sensors that can locate and identify the type of injury."

Down the road, he thinks these could expand beyond the military, quote, "for remote monitoring of the elderly, alerting for any potential stroke, diabetic changes and [any] other biomedical scenario."

I wonder if they still work great after you have them long enough to wear HOLES IN THEM…if nothing else - at least it provides great air flow !

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