Everyday items like watches and backpacks can now be turned into wearable technology. But what if high tech fibers and fabrics could set new expectations for how we use and wear our apparel? Yoel Fink, director of MIT’s research laboratory of electronics joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
A T-shirt that can change color to complement your mood (and help you pare down your wardrobe) … an apron that transforms into a dress and has interchangeable pockets with high-tech functionality … these are the forward-looking concepts presented by a group of three students from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and three FIT students making practical use of the latest active textile technologies.
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