I don't know if I'm comfortable wearing underwear that's smarter than I am.
A team of scientists at the
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
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 !