Researchers at Oklahoma State University are making advancements in Health Smart Garment technology that will assist physicians in diagnosing cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. Biomedical scientists, industrial engineers, textile engineers and business professionals are creating a comfortable garment with sensors that monitor patient vital signs at home and allows early disease diagnosis.
PHOTO: Mary Ruppert-Stroescu, assistant professor of apparel design and textile science in the College of Human Sciences, and Brek Wilkins, post-doctoral associate at the Center for Health Sciences, work with a garment prototype on Woranat Wongdhamma, graduate student in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology.
Hear Mary Ruppert-Stroescu, Ph.D., assistant professor of apparel design and textile science in the College of Human Sciences and Brek Wilkins, Ph.D., post-doctoral associate at the Center for Health Sciences, discuss the garment's creation and potential uses.
Steven Wood, CEO of Cowboy Technologies, discusses the application of this research toward commercial opportunities and Dr. Bruce Benjamin discusses the collaborative nature of the project, which involved several colleges and schools within OSU. Brek Wilkins, Ph.D. and Satish Bukkapatnam, Ph.D. talk about the experiences, both positive and negative, of the project participants.