Sleep Disorders and a Smart Blanket

The IM Blankey will be monitoring you while you  sleep .  This invention was created by a team from the Department of Architecture at the University of Toronto and it’s making waves in the medical world. The blanket  could be used to diagnose sleep disorders.  It could become a ‘security blanket’ in the medical sense by adding sensors that could detect body’s temperature, heart rate etc.

 Sewn onto the blanket are more than a hundred sensors that allow the blanket to create an electronic 3D image of itself. That image can be transmitted wirelessly to a computer where it can then be monitored. As the blanket changes shape and position, so does the 3D image.

Read more: http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/SciTech/20120427/im-blanky-120427/#ixzz1tfD8heoe

 

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