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CBC: Waterloo researchers use tech tank top to detect heart problems

University of Waterloo, wearable technology, heart health, cardiac health, health careA team of University of Waterloo researchers have started using wearable technology to flag whether a person might be experiencing the onset of a respiratory or cardiovascular disease.

The lead investigator, Thomas Beltrame, and his team are looking at chronic illnesses that have symptoms of declining aerobic fitness.

The team used sensors embedded in shirts that could collect data from a person as they moved about their day, and interpreted the data using artificial intelligence software.

The sensors measured heart rate, breathing rate and breathing volume, activity and sleep.

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