Controlling Gadgets On Your Sleeve

Thu, 10/21/2010 - 4:35am

A researcher from Georgia Tech visited CNN to show off some of their newest innovations in the way we control all of our electronic gadgetry: conductive fibers embroidered right onto the sleeve of a jacket or shirt. The wires can then be run right through the fabric to whatever gadget might be in your pocket at the time, allowing you to answer your phone with the swipe of the sleeve.

As the researcher mentions, this technology could find use in various industries. Imagine being able to wirelessly gather preventative maintenance information from a motor, for example, just be touching your sleeve.

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