Woman Wearing Fitbit

Wearable Health Tech Finds A Niche in Japan’s Coronavirus Battle

Tokyo — For years, Japan’s dwindling population and deepening labor shortage have fueled a quest for high-tech solutions to bridge the manpower gap, particularly in health care. Now, innovation created to replace workers is finding usefulness amid the coronavirus pandemic.

One example is the “smart undershirt,” a garment outfitted with sensors, a semiconductor and rechargeable battery designed to continuously monitor a wearer’s heart activity.

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