12/09/2008

EU project develops smart fabric to ease worker pain

Do your muscles ache after clicking your mouse and staring at your computer
screen for hours on end? Experts tell us that we must take short breaks
throughout the day, but many of us often ignore the advice, at the risk of
causing repetitive strain injury (RSI). This is about to change. Thanks to a
group of European researchers, a smart fabric that can monitor muscular
overload and help thwart RSI has been developed. The EU-funded Specific
Targeted Research Project ConText initially sought to establish a system
whereby various sensors are integrated into textiles to be used in continuous
monitoring of individuals.


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AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at work