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Monday, April 18, 2016

Clothing That Can Transmit Digital Information

E-Textiles May Help Boost Your Cellphone Reception

Greg Watry | April 15, 2016

Wearable technology is becoming more ubiquitous. Fitbit wearers continuously check how many steps they’ve taken each day, researchers are designing wearables that monitor what one eats, and everyone can play secret agent by taking a phone call with their smartwatch.
Researchers at The Ohio State University are working to advance the field of e-textiles, or clothes with the ability to transmit digital information.

A new national initiative to advance electronic textile manufacturing has The Ohio State University joining a $75-million national research institute, announced last week by U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter. Source:

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