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Video: Smart Clothes and e-Textiles

Researchers at The Ohio State University have reached a milestone in their work to develop wearable electronics: They are able to embroider circuits into fabric with 0.1 mm precision—the perfect size to integrate electronic components such as sensors and computer memory devices into clothing.

With this advancement, Ohio State takes the next step toward the design of functional textiles—clothes that gather, store, or transmit digital information. With further development, the technology could lead to shirts that act as antennas for your smart phone or tablet, workout clothes that monitor your fitness level, sports equipment that monitors athletes’ performance, a bandage that tells your doctor how well the tissue beneath it is healing—or even a flexible fabric cap that senses activity in the brain.

Watch as Ohio State ElectroScience Laboratory Director John Volakis and research scientist Asimina Kiourti discuss the technology and its potential...

Video link: http://go.osu.edu/etextiles