Tagged: Smart fabric

Machine washable Solar Shirt charges your mobile devices on the go

Solar Shirt by Pauline Van Dongen

Wearable Solar Shirt fitted with 120 solar cells

There’s no doubting that wearable technology, and smart clothing in particular are the destined trends of the near future. With demanding consumers looking for embedded electronics in their everyday clothing that can make life seamless, development of such wearable devices is very much in demand. Fashion designer Pauline Van Dongen has come up with Solar Shirt as a part of her Wearable Solar Collection that juices-up your gadgets on the go. Now, that is a good use of the abundant natural source of energy, literally converting yourself into a charging station for your smartphone, tablets or MP3 players.
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Economical smart fabric that generates electric current by motion

power generating fabric

The intense competition between companies and independent innovators to come up with energy efficient wearable tech is one of the trending concepts these days. Even more so is the trend of fabric embedded with sensors and electricity generating material that will pave way for future gadgets. Sang-Woo Kim, a material scientist at the Sungkyunkwan University and his fellow researchers have created a textile patch that when attached to the arm produces electric energy.
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