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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...
Thanks to the Internet, technology has become intertwined with our daily lives, playing a part from the moment our smartphones wake us up with an alarm to chilling with Netflix after a long day's work. Now technology is being woven in our very clothes. Meet Project Jacquard and the world's first smart denim jacket that's being built in collaboration between Google and Levi. Smart clothing is one of the frontiers Google's been embarking on and it found a willing partner in Levi to come for the ride. What they did was integrate Jacquard technology into Levi's Commuter Trucker Jacket designed specifically for urban bike commuters. While on the surface it looks like an ordinary jean jacket, the technology... Read more...