smart clothing

Fashion and Function

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Soon the latest handheld device; might not be in your hand.

According to livescience.com fashion designers are stepping off the runway and heading up to the engineering department. And together the two minds are coming up with wearable textiles. Clothes that don’t only work with your gadgets; but actually are the gadgets.

That could include a shirt that monitors your heart rate or one that charges your cell phone or tablet. For pregnant women that could mean a belly band which monitors the baby’s vitals. That information would then be sent straight to the woman’s doctor.

Another idea is to create a fabric that can release insecticides to protect against malaria outbreaks in mosquito infested countries.  read more »