Clothing is considered to be an ideal platform for the integration of smart technologies as humans spend 90 per cent of their lives in contact with textiles. To date, most products within the market have been tailored towards sport and fitness applications and military uses–where they are capable of monitoring the vital signs of soldiers and can help to improve the safety of soldiers in combat. But there is also huge potential for using smart textiles and clothing to transform patient care and improve safety and efficiency in the workplace.