Thinking back at all the science fiction I’ve read over the years, real-time biomedical telemetry is rarely a major theme in the story line. Dr. Leonard McCoy of Star Trek fame pioneered scanning tools with computer assisted diagnostic tech, all so he can report: He’s dead, Jim.
Sure, a few stories touched on “vitals” monitoring. He’s still dead, Jim.
Intelligent pills have already hit the test market, ready and able to snitch on you from the inside. Now, scientists have developed textiles that can monitor and transmit wearer’s biomedical info (Sparkonit, December 2014). If you thought privacy was an issue with smart phones, wait until the healthcare industry starts insisting on textiles with biomedical remote telemetry.