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ZURICH - Scientists at the ETH Zurich public research university in Switzerland have developed an electronic yarn capable of predicting when wearers are approaching exhaustion.

Integrated directly into sportswear or work clothing, it could be used to predict the wearer’s exhaustion level during physical exertion to prevent fatigue-​related injuries.

The textile sensor is made of a special yarn that generates an electrical signal when it expands to precisely measure body movements without the need for electronic batteries or chips.

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