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Your current jacket is so last season. Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) and Levi Strauss & Co. recently showcased Project Jacquard, which is a jacket that has been designed with embedded smart technology. According to Google ATAP, “Project Jacquard makes it possible to weave touch and gesture interactivity into any textile using standard, industrial looms.Everyday objects such as clothes and furniture can be transformed into interactive surfaces.” The team initially created a conductive yarn that combines “thin, metallic alloys with natural and synthetic yarns like cotton, polyester, or silk”. The yarn is strong enough to be woven on an industrial loom and feels indistinguishable... Read more...