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Advanced Imaging have a great article on new electronics and computer science technologies in fabrics that are enabling the creation of smart clothes.

“You get a cell phone call and your sleeve answers it. You want to know
how far you jogged and your pants tell you. Smart clothes are the
latest trend to come down the runway. breeding the latest in wearable computers like pants that detect movement and let a computer know your
every move. A loom helps sew the wires and fabric together. Then sensors
embedded in the fabric measure the speed, rotation and flexibility of
the pants with every movement. Wireless signals are sent from the pants
to a computer to display the activity.”

Amazing innovations, but kinda scary at the same time- as if CCTV on every corner wasn’t enough it sounds like soon our clothes will be monitoring and recording our lives too. Big Brother really is watching!

read the full article

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