Very soon, wearable technology will become a part of everyday life. One promising category of wearable technology in development is smart clothing.
Tiny sensors will be embedded into the material of the clothing along with a small transmitter that will send data back to a paired device. The applications are endless for both comfort and medical uses. A smart shirt could use sensors to collect O2 levels, heart rate/pulse, and even do an electrocardiogram without sticking any annoying electrodes to your body. On the comfort side, your shirt could detect when you are too hot or too cold and take appropriate action to restore your temperature to your desired level without. Shirts could be embedded with location trackers for children and the elderly. The current generation of smartwatches allow you to make NFC payments but think of the same technology being seamlessly integrated into your clothing with no additional device required. Imagination is truly the limit as the technology will soon be ready for all the listed uses above.