IN THE FUTURE, all your clothes will become smart. These intelligent clothes will outperform conventional passive garments, thanks to their miniaturized electronic circuits and sensors, which will allow you to seamlessly communicate with your phone, computer, car and other machines. The new smart clothing will make you more productive, check on your health status, and even call for help if you suffer an accident.
There will be no need to wear uncomfortable smartwatches or chest straps to monitor your heart when your comfy shirt can do a better job.
That’s the idea behind “smart clothing” developed by a Rice University lab, which employed its conductive nanotube thread to weave functionality into regular apparel.
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