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A British student came up with a T-shirt that monitors the health of an athlete.

I thought for a long time that it would be a good idea to monitor the health of an athlete directly during the game, however, when in 2003 Cameroon midfielder Mark Vivien Fomer was on the field from a heart attack, I decided to take it seriously, "says David Evans from the University of Northumbria.

The result is a "smart" T-shirt. An ECG sensor is fixed on it, which captures the electrical activity of the heart and sends the data through a micro-radio transmitter sewn to the hem of the T-shirt to the trainer's computer. Sweat sensors based on silica gel tourniquets are stretched along the back of the athlete. And another sensor is hidden in the sleeve - it receives a radio signal from the coach and informs the player with a slight vibration: look at the team bench, they want to tell you something.

Having information about the work of the heart, especially about its violations, the coach and doctors can understand in time that the player is tired and it is time to replace him. A decrease in sweating indicates dehydration - in order to restore strength, a football player needs to urgently drink water.

"The T-shirt I made has already caught the interest of sportswear manufacturers and I hope it will be updated for the 2006 World Cup," says David Evans.

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