A company called OMsignal  is coming out with a line of compression shirts that incorporate electrodes woven into the fabric. OMsignal claims the shirt will be able to track movement, respiration and heart activity.

Another company, Hexoskin has a similar product already on the market. According to a blurb on their website, “They envision a future where constant, passive health monitoring through smart clothes will feed in to big data applications and predictive analytics”.

OMsignal and Hexoskin illustrate the direction wearable technology and data trackers are heading: away from being discrete products like wrist bands and toward forms that are basically invisible to us, collecting data autonomously.