Can you help to test the latest developments in wearable technology?

Smartlife is looking for volunteers of all shapes and sizes to take part in a small study.

How can I help?

By wearing a Smartlife* garment and carrying out a short test on a treadmill under guidance from a qualified physiologist.  The testing session will be carried out at the Manchester Institute of Health and Performance and will last no longer than 1 hour (excluding travel time). 

We'll reimburse your travel expenses and, in return for your support, we'll give you the chance to become a Beta Tester for Smartlife.  Our Beta Testers will be given a Smartlife product and be asked to provide feedback to help shape and improve our technology before it is launched.

*Scroll down to learn more about Smartlife.



The session will include: 

  • Medical screening questionnaire
  • Blood pressure, heart rate, and BMI medical assessment
  • CV test: incremental treadmill protocol, typically involving 7-9 stages, each of 3 mins duration, until exhaustion.
  • Physiological data collected from 12 lead ECG + Smartlife garment
  • De-brief and expense claim form

You must be over 18 to take part.  Please arrive prepared with your own clothing suitable for exercise: comfortable shorts/pants/leggings, running trainers, and a sports bra (if applicable).   Please note you will not be able to wear your own training top (e.g. vest or t-shirt) over the ECG and Smartlife sensor for the duration of the test.

All data collected during the session will be treated as strictly confidential and used only for the purposes of validating and improving Smartlife’s heart rate and breathing algorithms.



Simply enter your details in the form below. We'll add you to our tester register and contact you to arrange a session.

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What is Smartlife and how does it work?

Smartlife is a Manchester-based R&D company specializing in the development of textile sensors, electronics and software that are capable of detecting and processing biophysical signals from the body. 

By discreetly integrating these sensors into clothing, Smartlife has created comfortable smart garments (e.g. chest straps, compression t-shirts, and sports bras) that can give users accurate information about their heart rate, breathing pattern, energy expenditure, and more. 

How Smartlife Works

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